Website & ADA Compliance

  • An ADA compliant website provides an online experience accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. This means having a site that accommodates visually impaired users, creating content suitable for screen-readers, using descriptive links, and making website actions easily accessible via a keyboard.

    Examples of accessible web practices include:

    1. Using a clean, consistent design with limited fonts and colors to benefit people with learning or cognitive disabilities.
    2. Using ALT tags (alternative text tags) when pages include images.
      ALT tags provide text equivalents for images for those using screen reader technology to access the site.
    3. Using semantic page headings (h1, h2, h3, etc.) to establish hierarchy of content.
    4. Using logical naming for navigation labels and web addresses (urls) to improve comprehension.
      Create links with helpful text – use ”Go to” instead of "click here".
    5. Using punctuation, like periods at the end of phrases, to indicate stops for screen readers.
    6. Offering cues at the end of a link to explain the link type – “Download the brochure (PDF)”.
    7. Captioning videos and providing transcripts to benefit people who are deaf or hearing-impaired.
    8. Designing your site to ensure it can be navigated with keyboard controls for people who cannot hold a mouse, including limiting the use of tables for data purposes only.
    9. Avoiding the use of PDFs when HTML content will do. When PDFs must be used make sure they are created as accessible PDFs.
      Any other forms of attached docuemnts, Word, Powerpoint, Excel must be created to be accessible as well.