Last year, the Department of Justice reaffirmed a 2018 ruling that websites are places of accommodation and must comply with the ADA. This means that all businesses must ensure that their websites and digital content are accessible to people with disabilities.
What does this mean for your business?
Without an accessible website, you face the risk of litigation, which could cost you up to $30,000 in a settlement, as well as valuable time and energy that could be spent on your business operations. You’re also missing out on an underserved and extremely loyal consumer market, and your website could be lacking the user experience needed to enhance search visibility and its overall performance. Implementing web accessibility, most importantly, is the right thing to do, and neglecting it could result in potential reputational damage.
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So what can you do to become compliant and prevent lawsuits?
To help you achieve compliance, we searched for an automatic web accessibility solution that’s cost-effective and business-friendly. We recently partnered with accessiBe after discovering and testing out the company’s solution, accessWidget: an AI-powered solution that helps you become ADA compliant within 48 hours from its 2-minute installation and maintains digital accessibility long-term.
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Why use accessiBe?
What does it cost?
accessWidget costs $49/month or $490/year. The prices include installation, ongoing maintenance, an accessibility statement, monthly compliance audits, and accessiBe's litigation support package.
A 7-day free trial of accessWidget is available, and the installation is free. At the end of the trial, let us know by email if you would like your site to remain accessible and compliant.