First off, what is ADA Compliant?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. For U.S. businesses and especially government offices, ADA compliance is crucial. Organizations that fail to comply could face stiff penalties after 2022.
1 in 4 U.S. adults lives with a disability. This is a fact! This is why you need to have an ADA Complaint Website. Now we’re not just talking about degrees of blindness. But factoring in those with disabilities like ADHD, anxiety, depression, prone to seizures, and many more.
You can request a free test from Unglitch.io on how ADA Compliant your website is. We’ll report a free checklist on what changes you need to make to your current website. But this can be a daunting task if you’ve built your website on an easy DIY drag-and-drop platform. Think Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify, or used a basic WordPress theme. In most cases, you’ll need a professional developer to help you with this checklist.
In recent years, a growing number of ADA lawsuits have brought attention to the importance of web accessibility. While some brands could get away with minor changes. Mainly changes to the layout, text, pictures, and complete a checklist of things to do on the backend; others will not be so lucky.
But there is good news!
I kid you not, you can get your new website for FREE! Because our government is starting to realize the importance of an ADA Compliant Website… you can get one…on them! Okay… Kind of…
You can write off your website (up to $5000) with a simple tax credit. If it is ADA Compliant and the main reason for the website overhaul is making it so! Forbes wrote a great article discussing this and you can check it out here. This tax credit has been around for a while, but a secret hidden gem. You can download the IRS form here too.
Now good developers and designers are keeping up-to-date on the exact checklist that every ADA Compliant Website needs. The criteria for this is being updated and finalized at the end of 2021. So while we wait to see what agencies like Unglitch.io need to do for their clients, we’re making sure all who intend to have a new ADA Compliant site have an updated page that states this. Ours is here.