ADA Compliance for Websites in 2018!
Is your website accessible to all users? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination based on disability. Legal precedent has now evolved to include new forms of technology and communication under the act, such as websites. ADA compliance for websites will be federally regulated in 2018.
Final ADA compliance ruling become mandatory:
Starting January 18th, 2018 all technology and websites which falls under the section 508 standards are required to meet the ADA standards. The major change is being caused because of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by reference and is applying Level A and Level AA Success Criteria. Not only to the electronics but also to the non-electronic documents as well, as said by the sources.
Four major components of ADA compliance for websites:
The worldwide web consortium says that they are a community where the member organizations, full-time staff, and the public comes together to work together and make it possible to achieve their goals and objectives. They have come up with a few guidelines which are supposed to be met by every website.
The guidelines are:
- Perceivable: The information should be simple so that the user can perceive it the way it should be.
- Operable: User interference components should be easy to navigate and easy to use.
- Understandable: The information provided and its operating pattern should be easy to understand.
- Robust: The content or the information provided on the website should be reliable and is agreed by many users.
What should you need to do for preparing new ADA standards? To reach the ADA guideline requirement you should contact your website provider or any agency which can guide you the proper way to meet these requirements. Also, consider some basic ADA rules