Website Accessibility Attorneys in California

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was developed in 1990 to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone else. This means any business that serves the public must ensure that their building accommodates people with different types of disabilities. And now that the internet is so widely used, compliance with ADA also applies to websites and even mobile apps. 

Recently, a ruling has been passed declaring the official website accessibility standard for businesses. Title III of the ADA has mandated that all “places of public accommodation” are required by law to remove any “access barriers” that would inhibit a person with disabilities from accessing the business goods or services. 

What Does A Website Need To Be Compliant?

61 guidelines laid out in WCAG 2.0 to either AA or AAA level.  

Some of the more complex website ADA compliant issues may include: 

  • The text must meet a minimum contrast ratio against the background. 
  • The website must be fully navigable via keyboard only. This usually includes things like skip navigation buttons and can involve manually setting a tabindex everywhere. 
  • The website should be navigable with screen reader software. 
  • The website must handle text scaling up to 200% without causing horizontal scrolling or content-breaking layout issues. 

Report Websites That Are Not ADA Compliant

At Potter Handy, our attorneys are committed to ensuring that all people with disabilities have the same access to goods and services as their fellow citizens. 

Contact us to get a free consultation with an ADA Attorney in California. There are absolutely no upfront fees or costs for you. Our consultations are completely free and we guarantee that you will not pay anything unless you win.