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It has certainly been a rough year or so for many small- to medium-sized businesses. Trying to stay afloat while keeping up with constantly changing mandates and guidelines, making sure both employees and patrons feel as safe as possible, and dealing with product and labor...

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA is a civil rights law that was enacted in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It aims to ensure people living with disabilities have equal access to opportunities and services available to all, including “jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public”. Since 2018, these “public and private places…open to the general public” have been extended to the digital sphere per section 508. Your website is an extension of your brick and mortar storefront – if not your only storefront – and is expected to make accommodations for the disabled. The law covers any business that falls under Title I or Title III of the ADA, including federal agencies, contractors, employers, and companies receiving federal funding; however, even if your business is not explicitly represented by these categories, you’re still leaving yourself vulnerable to lawsuits if your website is not ADA compliant. There are many advantages to updating your website to adhere to ADA accessibility requirements aside from avoiding legal action. Thoughtful website design with special needs in mind can help:
  • Improve your website’s search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Broaden your customer base
  • Boost your business reputation
  • Save you time and money
Read on to learn more about the top 5 reasons your website needs to be ADA compliant.

  The American Disabilities Act became effective in 1990 and serves to protect individuals with disabilities against discrimination in areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public such as websites. It serves as...