ADA Compliance (Americans with Disabilities Act) for Accessible Design and why you need it.
The ADA is well known for ushering in the advent of wheelchair ramps and parking spaces for the disabled. But as technology has evolved, so too have the needs of this essential piece of legislation. In 2010, the Department of Justice announced that it intended to adjust the Americans with Disabilities Act to consider how websites should work to accommodate people with disabilities.
In 2016 there was a significant case involving the University of California, Berkeley. In that case, the DOJ said the school should adopt The World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to make their website accessible. Those guidelines are now widely accepted as the standard. So, how can you create an ADA-compliant website? Here are seven steps toward building a more inclusive site and adopting the WCAG.