Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

ADA Compliance Matters. We’ll help you improve your accessibility.

We currently offer 3 options to improve the accessibility of your website, helping you better serve your customers and avoid potential litigation. 

Over the past year there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of lawsuits relating to ADA compliant websites.  Even if your website was built by Checkerboard or another professional agency, no site is always in compliance: policies change and the content and coding is in constant flux.

Business websites are required by law to be accessible by everyone, regardless of disability.  In general, sites should meet Web Core Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

These standards require a lot of effort to meet, and are not covered out of the box by WordPress or any other platform. A 2020 report by the WebAIM project ran accessibility tests on the top one million websites, and found that 98.1% of homepages had detectable WCAG failures. That study only looked at the homepages, and focused on the websites of top companies.

What Regulations Exist?

ADA Compliance relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The international standards in digital accessibility are set by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and is called WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).  WCAG 2.1 are the Accessibility Guidelines that should currently be met.  This includes alternatives to text, time-based media, adaptability, keyboard accessibility, predictability, input assistance, compatibility, etc.  Find the full list here.

Reduce the Risk of Potential Litigation

Over the past year the number of ADA-related lawsuits has skyrocketed, and the risk of litigation is real.  While we aren’t lawyers, the general recommendation is every business should make a plan to manage web compliance and make a genuine effort towards serving individuals with disabilities.  While no one can completely guarantee your safety from a lawsuit, a compliance plan can greatly reduce your risk. 

How to Improve Your Accessibility

We’ve put together 3 primary packages to help you improve your web accessibility and greatly reduce your risk of potential litigation.  These options offer varying degrees of protection.

Level 1

Max Access Plugin

Configure the Max Access WordPress Plugin and Accessibility Toolbar to continually audit your website using AI, and automatically make necessary compliance changes.  Since AI experiences your site differently than a human, there might be a few issues it misses.  You’ll also need to double check after each audit to ensure automated changes didn’t create a new issue on your site.  This solution isn’t perfect, but it will significantly lower your litigation risk.

Protection Level – Medium

Cost – $49/month

+ Lower risk of litigation

+ Max Access WordPress Plugin

+ Industry-Leading AI Technology

+ Changes Made Automatically

+ Removes Most Compliance Issues

+ Stay up-to-date with new guidelines

+ Detailed list of errors

+ Accessibility Toolbar

+ Functionality/Usability Testing

– 0 Manual Website Audits

– Custom Website Feature Review

– Comprehensive Technical Audits

– Certification of Compliance

– Unlimited Technical and Customer Support

– Robust Litigation Support

– Monthly Compliance Health Report

Level 2

Max Access PLUS

Includes the Max Access WordPress Plugin and Toolbar, along with a yearly  manual review performed by OnlineADA.  A manual audit offers you a significantly more accurate and detailed report of what needs to be fixed, and how to become compliant. This audit will evaluate every page of your site and will use the site in the same way that someone with a disability would. You’re receiving extra protection, but not certification or support from litigation.

Protection Level – High

Cost – $450/month (may vary)

+ Lower risk of litigation

+ Max Access WordPress Plugin

+ Industry-Leading AI Technology

+ Changes Made Automatically

+ Removes All Compliance Issues (once a year)

+ Stay up-to-date with new guidelines

+ Detailed list of errors

+ Accessibility Toolbar

+ Functionality/Usability Testing

+ 1 Manual Website Audits

+ Custom Website Feature Review

+ Comprehensive Technical Audits

– Certification of Compliance

– Unlimited Technical and Customer Support

– Robust Litigation Support

– Monthly Compliance Health Report

Level 3

Ongoing Management + Certification

Includes the Max Access WordPress Plugin and Toolbar, two manual reviews (every 6 months) performed by OnlineADA, monthly compliance health report, ongoing official certification, and litigation support.  Your manual review will provide a detailed report of every page on your site, you’ll receive a certification from an accredited organization, and receive litigation support every step of the way should a problem arise anyway.

Protection Level – Very High

Cost – Varies (call for pricing)

+ Lower risk of litigation

+ Max Access WordPress Plugin

+ Industry-Leading AI Technology

+ Changes Made Automatically

+ Removes All Compliance Issues (every 6 mo)

+ Stay up-to-date with new guidelines

+ Detailed list of errors

+ Accessibility Toolbar

+ Functionality/Usability Testing

+ 2 Manual Website Audits per year

+ Custom Website Feature Review

+ Comprehensive Technical Audits

+ Certification of Compliance

+ Unlimited Technical and Customer Support

+ Robust Litigation Support

+ Monthly Compliance Health Report

Have questions or looking for advice?

612-787-7483

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It’s time to get serious about your website. And we can help. Checkerboard is located right here in Minnesota, and we love working with local clients. Let us help you improve your website’s design, increase visitors, and increase revenue.

350 W Burnsville Pkwy, #350

Burnsville, MN 55337

612.875.6005

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