On March 18th, 2022, the Justice Department issued Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read the full statement here.
What is web accessibility?
Accessible design improves overall user experience and satisfaction for users with disabilities, across different devices, and for older users.
Does this affect your website?
Accessability is a factor that affects all websites, but the ADA specifically pertains to sites that are open to the public. If you have a physical location, your website should be accessible. Examples include:
- Retail stores
- Hotels, inns, and motels
- Hospitals and medical offices
- Food and drink establishments
State and local government sites must also be accessible.
What if You Don’t Have a Physical Location?
As of yet, there are no specific requirements, but that it likely to change over time. We recommend making all websites accessible in order to serve the largest possible audience.
What makes a website accessible?
The ADA has laid out the following guidance on making sites accessible.
Find out if your website is accessible
Order a Quick Accessibility Review to find out if your website meets the criteria listed above.