We now have an ADA/WCAG compliance checker built into our CMS. The compliance checker is free of charge.
When editing a page or other content, you can click the compliance checker icon:
The website specifications for ADA compliance are now replaced by the WCAG 2.0 specification.
Asking for "ADA Compliance" is actually asking the incorrect question, since that specification is from the 1990s.
Your staff will need specific training to make sure that the your website remains inclusive and you may want to purchase a service that continually scans your website for accessibility issues. We can recommend some companies that offer that service. All of them work with our software.
High-level training on accessiblity is included with our website projects.
ADA compliance rules were created in the late 1990s, and those have been replaced by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0.
The WCAG 2.0 website is located online here here: https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag
Take a look at that website, and you will quickly discover how complex accessibility compliance has become.
When the first ADA compliance checklists for websites were first created in the 1990s, websites were much simpler and ADA compliance was simple to validate.
It was possible to have a easy pass/fail for ADA compliance with the old rules from the 1990s, as each compliance item was a yes/no for compliance.
For example, a question on the old ADA rules was "Does your website have blinking text?". If your site did not have blinking text, then you would pass for that item.
Those days are gone, and WCAG has multiple levels of compliance (sufficient, advisory, fail) for 10x the number of items, so there is no simple overall pass/fail.
Here is the compliance checklist for WCAG: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/ .
We are not attorneys, so we cannot provide you legal advice. There is no technology solution that prevents lawsuits.
Below are some of the strategies that we see municipalities implementing, and that we assist you with at varying degrees.
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