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You must make sure that your website is accessible to handicapped individuals.
It turns out this is more than a social responsibility these days.

Ignore these requirements and face a possible lawsuit or at the least get a demand letter.
And don’t forget about the possible loss of business.

Here's how.

  • DG

    Dana Gore

    about 2 months ago #

    Yes, very important. I've taken steps to add accessibility to my own website. It's good to see programs out there that help website owners and users. I've also noticed this function on several other sites out there as well. Great share.

  • LR

    Lorraine Reguly

    about 2 months ago #

    That software sounds fabulous for helping business owners make their websites ADA compliant.
    In this day and age of inclusivity, it's important not to exclude anyone, even from the world wide web!
    I know several people who are blind and have to use screen readers to help them navigate new websites and I hear complaints from them all the time about how certain forms can't be easily filled out or how horrible it is to find things on a website.

    It's great that there is now a law that forces website owners to ensure these complaints stop occurring!

    • AJ

      Alex J

      about 2 months ago #

      Indeed. I saw that software on a website a few months ago and thought what a great idea as it allows people with some form of disabilities to access the content from the sites.

      • EE

        Erik Emanuelli

        about 2 months ago #

        It looks like a great solution, for me too, Alex.
        Since I'm not a techie guy, I always look forward to easy implementations.

  • LS

    Lisa Sicard

    about 2 months ago #

    Hi Erik,
    I can see why it is needed but it's pricey for your average small businesses. I hope they come out with lesser plans to be more affordable. Thanks for sharing about it. It does make it easier than doing manually by yourself!

  • CS

    Chery Schmidt

    about 2 months ago #

    This is quite the eye opener for me Erik! Its good to learn more about accessiBe to help keep our sites safe from law suits due to them not being accessible for handicapped individuals! Thanks for sharing..
    Chery :) ;)

  • JH

    Joy Healey

    about 2 months ago #

    Thanks for sharing this important warning Erik.

    Gosh - the things a small business needs to consider to stay within the law, and social responsibility of course!

    I agree with Lisa, it's great software is available to make a website ADA compliant, because i wouldn't have a clue how to do it myself. But even their lowest price is something of an "ouch" for solopreneurs like me!

  • JO

    Jonas Olsen

    about 2 months ago #

    Well written article and something I definitely will take into consideration next time I make a website.

  • PV

    Philip Verghese Ariel

    about 2 months ago #

    Great share Erik,
    It's really good to know about it and how to implement it on our websites in an easy methods.

  • RC

    Ravi Chahar

    about 2 months ago #

    Hey Erik,

    I never thought there could be software like AccessiBe.

    AI is going to make things much easier with time. Thanks for sharing the information with us.
    Have a great day!
    Ravi

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