What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a United States federal law that requires certain public accommodations, including commercial facilities, to make their facilities accessible to people with disabilities.

What does it mean to be ADA Compliant?

An ADA compliant website is one that has been developed with the user in mind and with the goal of providing the maximum amount of access to information, data and services. It must also provide a means of interaction with the website.

How does the ADA affect small businesses?

Small businesses, like other businesses, have a responsibility to ensure that their websites are ADA compliant. This includes ensuring that they have a website at all. The ADA law applies to all websites regardless of size.

The ADA law applies to all websites. Small businesses should be aware of the requirements of the ADA law and should consider ways in which to meet these requirements. If a small business has a website, it is essential that it be ADA compliant.

ADA Compliant Design

A website that is designed to comply with the ADA law is one that is easy to use by anyone with a disability.

It is important to keep in mind that many people with disabilities are able to operate a computer and use the Internet, but may not be able to do so as easily as someone without a disability. A website should therefore be designed with this in mind.

Many web designers will be able to help you create a website that is ADA compliant. However, you may want to consider hiring an independent consultant to assist you in designing a website that complies with the ADA law.

The following tips can help you determine if your site is ADA compliant:

• Is the site easy to navigate?

• Does the site have a search function?

• Is there a link to a Frequently Asked Questions page?

• Does the content make sense?

• Does the text have sufficient contrast between the foreground and background colors?

• Does the color scheme support the content?

• Is the text large enough to read easily?

• Does the layout allow users to see the content?

• Are the images large enough to be seen?

• Does the font size allow users to read the text?

• Does the website have a site map?

• Does the page load quickly?

• Does the navigation work?

• Is there an audio version of the site?

• Is the site available in multiple languages?

• Is the content accessible to people who use screen readers?

• Is the website available in Braille?

• Is the font used on the website easy to read?

• Is the menu bar easily accessible?

• Is the page title visible when the cursor hovers over the page title?

• Is the link text descriptive?

• Does the link text lead the user to the appropriate destination?

• Does the contact information section of the website provide the phone number, email address and postal address of the company?

• Does the telephone number work?

• Does the fax number work?

• Do you have a toll free number?

• Is the contact information on the website accurate?

• Is the logo clear and legible?

• Does the logo fit the page?

• Is the URL clear and readable?

• Does the URL contain the keywords relevant to the product or service?

• Is the image caption legible?

• Is the photo legible?

• Can the user download the photos?

• Is the copyright statement clear and legible?

• Is the copyright notice displayed?

• Is the footer clearly visible?

• Is the privacy policy legible?

• Do you offer any products or services?

• Does the price list include the price per unit or per package?

• Is the pricing structure clear?

• Does the pricing structure allow for volume discounts?

• Is the price per unit listed?

• Is the product description legible?

• Are there pictures of the products?

• Is the shipping information clear?

• Is the order form easy to use?

• Is the payment method clearly displayed?

• Does the order form require an e-mail address?

• Is the return policy clearly displayed?

• Is there any additional information about the product or service?

• Is the information clear and easy to understand?

• Does the information include all necessary details?

• Does the product or service provide the required benefits?

• Is the delivery time indicated?

• Does the delivery time allow for delays?

• Is the packaging clear and legible?