What is web accessibility compliance?
There's many formal laws, regulations, and technical standards from all over the world that aim to ensure websites are accessible to disabled internet users.
Web accessibility compliance is the process of perpetually conforming with these standards.
Which websites must be compliant?
Technically, every website in any given jurisdiction has to be compliant in some way or another.
But don't worry if you're not compliant just yet, because over 98% of websites aren't compliant either!
However, while generally not evenly enforced, compliance with these standards carries a wide variety of benefits that extend far beyond avoiding petty lawsuits.
Benefits of compliance
- Accessible websites have been proven to rank higher in search engines like Google, making it easier for people to find you.
- Because less than 2% of websites are accessible, compliance proves your business is in the minority that actually cares.
- And of course, you will be less vulnerable to lawyers searching for low-hanging fruit to sue you over.
- WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1
- ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
- EAA (European Accessibility Act)
- ACA (Accessible Canada Act)
- AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
- IS (Israel Standard) 5568
- EN (European Standard) 301 549
How does Page Speaker help?
Page Speaker makes serving your disabled users and avoiding these pesky lawsuits really easy.
Firstly, customize and install Page Speaker's lightweight, non-invasive toolbar onto your website(s).
Secondly, use our state-of-the art "Smart Audit" system to scan your web pages for accessibility errors and provide actionable steps for fixing them.
We don't believe in "one-size-fits-all" solutions because every business is unique, but tuning Page Speaker to adapt to your specific needs is a breeze!
Even if you're not in the crosshairs of the exponentially growing threat of accessibility lawsuits, you can enjoy clear vision of your compliance status and modular control over your website's accessibility.
Besides, who wouldn't want their site to be more appealing to search engines and above all, more accessible to the 2 billion people underserved by 98% of websites?
Disclaimer: Information on this page should not be construed as legal advice.