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Compliance overview

As digitalization becomes more essential, more and more accessibility legislations start incorporating the web

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  • 300%

    Increase in lawsuits since 2018

  • 25%

    Of websites sued more than once

  • 98%

    Of websites are inaccessible

  • 20%

    Of the population has a disability

What is the web accessibility legislation?

Due to the increased use of the Internet, many countries have incorporated web accessibility into existing civil rights legislation that protects people with disabilities, or created new ones.

This includes the ADA, AODA, EEA, and many more. Most countries have adopted the WCAG 2.1 AA, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as standard for accessible websites and refer to them in settlements.

DOJ AFFIRMS ADA’S COVERAGE OF WEBSITES

How does legislation impact my website?

In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III. US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard

THE RISE OF LAWSUITS

Inaccessible websites are
at risk of litigation

Web accessibility lawsuits have increased in almost every industry, targeting businesses of all sizes, and have even made headlines in high profile cases such as Dominos, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.

Why should you be compliant?

The benefits of an accessible website

  • Avoid Litigation

    Mitigate the risk of lawsuits by complying with accessibility legislation

  • Boost Brand Perception

    Efforts to include people with disabilities is proven to enhance your reputation

  • Extend Market Reach

    The spending power of people with disabilities is more than $6 trillion

It’s important to know
where you stand

Whether you’ve already been served with a demand letter or you want to be proactive, aCe helps you understand your position.

"We are a full-service digital agency providing web design, development, SEO, and additional services in the field. As ADA lawsuits started to rise, we began to look for a service that could solve compliance issues for our clients."

Pete, Glenmont Consulting

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