Creating A More Accessible World For Everyone
In 2017 we attended the National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando, Florida. While we were there we learned not only about Section 508 compliance but we learned about the difficulty that the visually impaired community has with navigating the internet. We take for granted things like the internet that unlock so much knowledge for us on a daily basis.
Our passion is not just making your website “Section 508 compliant”. We want to make an amazing WordPress website or WP software that a person that is visually impaired can access and navigate with ease. We want to make the web accessible to the estimated 253 million people that live with vision impairment, one accessible WordPress website at a time and one accessible WordPress plugin at a time.
We are committed to creating a great user experience when it comes to a visually impaired person navigating your website. We Believe in knowing the fundamentals of web accessibility
- Recognize exclusion
- Learn from our human diversity
- Extend that knowledge we have learned to create web accessibility from 1 person too many people.
We believe if we approach situations with this mindset, we will be able to better solve the growing problem we recognize as WP developers. That is to merge WordPress software and websites with the accessibility that all people need to comfortably navigate the internet. WordPress is currently running 30% of the internet. That means a huge percentage of the world can be positively affected or negatively affected depending on how WP developers like us and companies like yours move forward with this very important task. If we all do our part, we will be able to make a difference!
ADA Section 508 Standards For Website Design, What It Means
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards was published by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on September 2010. The Compliance Standards are stipulated in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These standards state that all electronic and information technology to be made accessible to people with disabilities. 508 compliance requires all entities with “places of public accommodation” to provide website and app accessibility to people with disabilities. When all the federal sites comply with these regulations, they become not only accessible to all users but also become compatible with assistive technology, such as screen readers.
Who needs to be section 508 compliant
All government institutions who have a website. Also, any vendors who deal directly with the federal government. Those companies are required to comply with section 508 guidelines and website accessibility standards as stipulated by ADA. They are stressing that, although not required by the act, any business owner would significantly benefit from 508 compliant sites.
WordPress ADA Compliance
Even if your site is purely consumer-based and 508 compliance is not a requirement for you, you can reach out to all your potential customers by creating an ADA section 508 compliant WordPress website. The people with disabilities make up a large number of consumers and is an underserved portion of our community.
ADA Section 508 Standards For Website Design
In our opinion, we feel Google will start to favor sites that are Section 508 compliant. Not that they will start to penalize you if you do not comply with section 508. They will give just a little bit of flavor to the website that is ADA compliant. So if your business relies on your Google SEO rankings to generate business. Then you should really think about becoming section 508 compliant. At the very least start doing some research and start paying attention to what Google says about some updates that are coming. Remember kids, Knowledge is half the battle!
How does a business comply with the ADA section 508 standards for website design
As a business operator, you need to hire professionals who can efficiently create or check your WordPress website for ADA compliance. At our company, you will be served by experienced and certified professionals who can identify all of your risks for liability and clearly define cost-effective solutions for meeting ADA requirements. Here are a few different ways on how we will help you become ADA Section 508 compliant with your WordPress websites:
1. WordPress ADA Section 508 Compliant Website Design Services
Our firm strives to provide lasting 508 Compliance website development solutions for the government, federal vendors, non-profit organizations, small businesses as well as the private sector. Our services are aimed at creating a platform that adheres to the rules and regulations of the Disability Act. We have a team that is qualified in web designing and well versed with aspects of the current websites. Also, we have expert accessibility analysts with vast development backgrounds notched with the technical insight required when creating or testing Section 508-compliant web-based content.
2. Knowledgeable Staff in Matters of WordPress ADA Compliance Software and Development
For you to establish or develop a 508-compliant website, you need to have a precise understanding of the accessibility provisions and the experience to translate the raw data into technical solutions. Our staff is well informed on how the disabled people interact with IT and also well versed with the provisions within the Section 508 legislation. Equipped with such resources, we will not only establish a website that is friendly to all users but also design a platform that is easily compatible with future developments. We have already created many WordPress ADA Compliant websites for Government Agencies. Along with many Custom WordPress Software specifically for ADA Section 508 Compliance. We are the local authority on this subject.
3. We Help You Avoid Costly ADA 508 Accessibility Lawsuits
With the increase in lawsuits targeting government businesses, you need to identify a one-stop expert. A WordPress developer who is well versed with disability rights and laws. This includes technology accessibility that includes WordPress websites and Custome WordPress Software. Failing to adhere to the ADA standards or other disability rights laws puts any business at the risk of hefty fines. The lawsuits are starting, they have started to systematically target Government agencies that are eager to settle or can afford the lawyer fees. With our ADA consultants, you will be guided on what precautions to take and the measures to instill in your website to stay safe from unnecessary court fines. Because the lawyers have begun their assault. Be prepared by avoiding them altogether.
4. Web Content Audit for WordPress 508 Compliance
We will assess all of your images and digital information or any other media file within your website to make certain that your WordPress website contains web accessible content that is ADA section 508 compliant. Besides that, we will verify that all the site visitors have the ability to make orders or shopping and complete online forms successfully according to section 508. This includes making sure that all PDF files are ADA compliant. We want to find the best solution for you that fits all of your needs. We might be able to implement some of our custom WordPress software that is being used by many sites already. We could decide to use a slave site with our custom software that mirrors the content of your original site. The point is that there a lot of options for all the many needs you may have. Lets us at least take a look at your site and then we can give you a detailed idea on how we can help you become ADA section 508 compliant.