Guest post by Jill Anderson:
What is website accessibility?
Website accessibility or ADA compliance means that anyone -- with any ability or disability -- can use your website.
Is it legally required?
Yes, it's mandated (for certain types of businesses) by the Americans with Disabilities Act. For these businesses, the ADA says:”Communications with persons with disabilities must be ‘as effective as communications with others.’”
Do you need it?
Here’s my take:
Having an accessible website = being a good human.
Regardless of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all websites should be accessible! Accessibility (equal access to information) is a civil right. You want everyone to be able to use your website and have a good experience, don’t you?
In my latest post, I talk about what website accessibility means, who it’s legally required for, and how you make your website more accessible. I share 10 questions and some tools to help!
--Hi, I’m Jill, a web designer/developer who partners with talented designers, copywriters, and agencies on their websites, and their client’s sites. I’m passionate about crafting beautiful and innovative WordPress websites focused on clear positioning and positive user experiences. See my work & get my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers.