ADA Website Compliance Service
In the United States, nearly 20% of people live with a disability. ADA compliance services from Digital Papercuts use advanced AI technology provided by EqualWeb to provide a great experience for all site visitors — regardless of disabilities or impairments. Contact us to make sure your site complies with ADA and 508 standards, and start improving user experience today!
- Let Digital Papercuts become your one stop shop for all your Website accessibility needs.
- Meet global accessibility regulations with the most cost effective method available in the marketplace today.
- Improve your users website experience
- Improve your websites SEO.
- Lower the risk of being sued…and most importantly because it is the right thing to do.
We offer a variety of accessibility components. The accessibility menu features universal accessibility functions icons that includes screen readers and other useful tools that provides user friendly access to websites and applications to the disabled and impaired. Our Company accessibility suite meets the WCAG 2.0 specified conformance level “Triple – A” guidelines.
The screen reader specifically caters to the blind and provides perfect interaction between the user and the page. When prompted, the reader converts digital text into synthesized speech dictating all the semantics and information necessary for the blind to successfully navigate and browse through the entire content of the website.Once the Screen Reader Adjustment has been deployed, a blind user will be able to use the accessibility widget to gain access to all previously inaccessible screen elements.
The text reader is a built in widget that reads only textual content(s) in the document.In contrast to the screen reader function, the text reader is autonomous (no external program is required). The tool addresses users who have difficulty reading various textual content(s) and users with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). By using text reader, the user can control the reading flow using the mouse and/ or keyboard. Moreover, the user has full control of the reading rate and sound pitch of the reader widget.
Keyboard Navigation is one of the most important aspects of web accessibility. Many users with motor disabilities have difficulty using a mouse; and blind or visual impaired users routinely use keyboard navigation. The Keyboard Navigation function meets the WCAG 2.0 standard requirements and provides full accessibility enabling users to navigate through pages using the keyboard alone.
This tool is for users who are susceptible to seizures caused by strobing, flickering, or flashing effects. The tool is also useful for users with learning disabilities that are distracted by these visuals. The Blinks Blocking tool eliminates any graphics, news-tickers, marquees, galleries, auto-play, or other animations which may be distracting or cause a photo-epileptic seizure to occur.
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Bright High Contrast
People with color blindness or other visual impairments` perception of colors vary, and these users may find it difficult to read or see what is being displayed on screen.In accordance to the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, this tool provides 3 different contrast display options that enable changing the text and background color so that it can be easily read by a user with a visual impairment.
Increase Font Size, Decrease Font Size, Readable FontThis tool package allows users with low visual impairments the option to increase or decrease text size or to select a basic, simple, easily-readable font without the loss of readability or functionality.Screen Magnifier – The Screen Magnifier (or screen enlarger) works like a magnifying glass for the computer by enlarging the screen, making it easier to read and see items. The Screen Magnifier allows a person to zoom in and out on the entire screen display.
Images and graphics make the surrounding content easier to understand. The WCAG 2.0 says that all non-text content should have a text alternative that provides an equivalent meaning as the image. The image description tool follows section 1.4.5 of the WCAG Success criterion to make sure that image information is displayed prominently and the intended concept or meaning of the image is made clear to the users.Other functionalities to improve usability for low vision users includes: a large white cursor, large black cursor, links and header highlighters.
AI-Powered ADA Compliance
At Digital Papercuts, we understand the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and compliance standards and we aim to make your website accessible to all visitors.Why make your site accessible? In the United States:
- 4 million people have a visual disability. This number is expected to double in the next 30 years.
- 48 million Americans have some form of hearing disability
- 9 million people have an ambulatory disability
- 8 million people have a cognitive disability
- If your website isn’t ADA compliant, you’re losing potential visitors from enjoying a positive experience on your site
In addition to ensuring your site provides a great user experience, opening your site to more potential customers there’s a
positive link between website accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO) which could lead to better Google rankings.
And, it is the right thing to do. Website accessibility and SEO Ultimately, making your website ADA compliant can aid your SEO efforts. Without an ADA accessible, easy-to-use website, you risk losing valuable SEO traffic, leads, and revenue.
What are you waiting for? Contact us today to get started with ADA compliance services..
What is ADA Compliance?
In 2010, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. According to ADA standards, all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
Who needs to follow ADA requirements?
ADA standards apply to commercial and public entities with “places of public accommodation” which includes the Internet.
How do companies comply with the ADA?
To comply with ADA standards, companies are encouraged to use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA standards.
We will also act as a website compliance consultant to answer any questions you have throughout the process. That way, you’re in the loop on every step of creating your ADA compliant website.
Having a design that is focused on the visitor experience typically requires making sure the flow of navigation and organization of your website meets end-user expectations.
We will analyze the layout and navigation of your site to ensure it satisfies user requirements. Additionally, we will make sure the pages and design elements within your site are visible and accessible to all users. Having a clear understanding of the accessibility requirements and the knowledge to translate the requirements into technical solutions is essential for maintaining a compliant website. Our partners at EqualWeb have expert knowledge of how people with disabilities interact with information technology, and are well-versed in the requirements within the ADA.
Legal issues for non-compliant sites
Although federal agencies have been required to make their sites accessible to people with disabilities since 1998, it was not until fairly recently that anyone took action against non-compliant sites. There have been thousands of lawsuits filed against public and private companies and the number is increasing every year.
The lawsuit culture that surrounds website accessibility has grown steadily over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing. As a case in point, one blind man in Oregon filed 66 lawsuits against various businesses with inaccessible sites – and has “reached confidential settlements” with every single one. The companies he sued ranged from clothing retailers to banks to auto repair shops, demonstrating that regardless of industry, any business could be at risk for lawsuits over ADA violations.
Why partner with Digital Papercuts for ADA compliance services?
Digital Papercuts offers ADA compliance services for businesses, non-profit entities and the private sector to ensure your organization’s website is meeting the standards set by the Federal government. With our partners at EqualWeb we will evaluate your site page-by-page ensuring any and all accessibility requirements are fulfilled, making sure any visitor to your site who lives with a disability has the means necessary to experience your site in its entirety.
Make your site accessible today!