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The right type of web content can make all the difference in helping you grow your business. Over time, of course, you'll need to update your website design or launch an entirely new site to keep your brand relevant. While there are many factors to consider in launching a new site, one of the most important is ensuring it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

It's estimated that 22 percent of adult Americans have at least one disability. From mobility issues to visual impairments, disabilities can create significant challenges in accessing the internet.

The good news is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the Web Accessibility Initiative offer several actionable steps for improving website accessibility. Here are a few essentials you cannot overlook.

  • LS

    Lisa Sicard

    about 1 month ago #

    Hi Erik,
    This is the first I've read about keyboard navigation for being ADA complaint. Great advice to test all forms, I used to do that anyways all the time because you never know what works or not. I love using captions for videos, and I use Zubtitles which makes that so easy. Thanks for sharing Erik.

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    Dana Gore

    about 1 month ago #

    Thanks for sharing this. There's so much to consider, this helps to clear up some of the specifics regarding ADA compliance.
    I have several things in place on my own site. With all of this in mind, I'll probably look to keep my site as simple as possible.

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    Lorraine Reguly

    about 1 month ago #

    These tips are fantastic! However, I have a question regarding the first tip of enabling keyboard navigation. How, exactly, does a website owner do this?

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    Joy Healey

    about 1 month ago #

    Thanks for sharing Erik,

    It certainly is a minefield for small businesses to have ADA compliant websites. Flashing images could also trigger a migraine attack.

    So much to consider.

  • RC

    Ravi Chahar

    about 1 month ago #

    Hey Erik,

    In the past couple of years, I have read a lot about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how vital it's for a website owner to make their site that complies with the ADA.

    Using better visual content is important. I like the idea of providing alternatives to audio and video content.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Have a great day!

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    niketa sharma

    about 1 month ago #

    Great content you have shared. Thanks for giving informative blog.

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    mohannad alaghbar

    11 days ago #

    wow nice