THE IMPORTANCE OF ADA COMPLIANCE
From design to content to accessibility, we strive to create an immersive experience for the widest possible audience. That’s why we’re taking the necessary steps to offer our clients best-effort Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and WCAG compliance for their websites.These best-effort adjustments will be implemented to adhere to WCAG 2.1 (WCAG 2.1 – 2018) Accessibility Guidelines up to level AAA, as well as Section 508 (82 FR 5790 – 2017) Guidelines.
By focusing our efforts on providing a website experience for people of all capabilities, we’ve found that, across the board, all users are capable of navigating the site better. Everyone benefits from a more Accessible website.
Additionally, there are increasing legal ramifications for websites that do not adhere to ADA compliance, especially if they serve in the public domain. In January 2019, the Ninth Court of Appeals ordered Dominos, a place of public accommodation, to provide auxiliary aids and services to make visual materials accessible for blind individuals, as part of the ADA’s application to Domino’s website and app. To learn more about this ruling, click here.
Although it’s very difficult to be 100% compliant, establishing Accessibility will ensure that a greater majority of individuals can smoothly interact with your website and brand.
To learn more about Accessibility, read our blog post here
How Bell Can Help You Stay Compliant
ACCESSIBILITY AUDIT PACKAGE
For established websites, we offer an Accessibility Audit Package – we’ll compile your client-facing pages, identify major Accessibility concerns, and offer solutions for these pages, making your website more accessible for everyone.
ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE CREATION
For clients in the process of establishing a website, we offer help from the ground-up. From creation to execution, we’ll walk you through every step of your website development to ensure it’s Accessible to the widest audience possible.
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT PAGE
We’ll create an Accessibility page for your website upon completion of work. This page will outline the tools and methods used to communicate that Accessibility concerns have been addressed effectively and efficiently.
CONNECT WITH US TO CONNECT WITH YOUR GROWING AUDIENCE
Bell Media creates great websites, and we’re committed to providing Accessibility solutions throughout the entire development process. Choosing Bell Media to address your Accessibility concerns means you’re receiving a good-faith, best-effort attempt to make your website as Accessible to those with disabilities as possible. 100% compliance is oftentimes unachievable, but we’ll work hard to make sure the majority of your Accessibility concerns are handled. Contact us today to learn about our Accessibility offerings and turn your good website into a great one.