National Association of Realtors Window to the Law: ADA and Website Accessibility Update
Ouch! There are now over 10,000 websites sued as of 2020 due to non-compliance… greedy lawyers are now going after small businesses so this number is expected to hit 100k by 2022.
As a professional Real Estate Agent or Broker, you are at the forefront of scrutiny for all types of legal and compliance issues and your website and social presences are prime targets for inspection.
If your website is not compliant you’re wide open for a major lawsuit and it costs businesses on average $50,000 to settle them.
It is advisable to check with your IT service provider or technical department who maintains your website to make sure you are compliant. We can help if you do not have an expert in your company and feel uncomfortable dealing with such an important issue without the knowledge of experienced experts.
We can help you become compliant with the international Web Accessibility Guidelines + the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and make sure your website is accessible and compliant as much as possible!
NAR Associate Counsel Katie Garrity discusses updates on website accessibility under the ADA. Learn what steps you should take to protect your business from an ADA website accessibility lawsuit.
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It’s Only A Matter of Time Before They Catch Up To You.
And When They Do? It’s Game Over!
In short, you need to be ADA & WCAG compliant, because authorities aren’t messing around one bit. If you think it’s a game, let me assure you that it’s not. Everything is coming under scrutiny; websites, apps, and pdfs included. All of these are susceptible to lawsuits and litigation if they do not comply with these and more ADA and WCAG guidelines:.
Readable Experience Accessibility Features…
- Content scaling
- Readability font
- Dyslexia Friendly
- Highlight titles & links
- Text magnifier
- Font sizing, Line weight & Letter spacing
- Text alignment
Visual Pleasing Experience Accessibility Features…
- Epilepsy safe mode
- Cognitive Disability Mode
- ADHD Friendly Mode
- Blindness Mode
- Visually Impaired Mode
Accessibility Mode Features…
- Dark & Light contrast
- Monochrome High & Low saturation
- High contrast
- Text & Title color
- Background color
Easy Orientation Experience Accessibility Features…
- Mute sounds
- Hide images
- Virtual keyboards
- Stop animations
- Highlight hover & focus
- Big black & white cursor
- Reading guide
- Keyboard navigation
- Reading mask
- Text to speech
Our Compliance Services
Our professional compliance team at Top 3 SEO Company can perform a deep dive audit on your website and find all the areas where there are compatibility issues. We will then install or write/rewrite code to alleviate the problems. We can install features to your website to allow it to be switched to disability modes to allow clients to operate within their limitations. We will add multiple language capability to your website so it can be operated in different languages. Part of our complete service includes addition of all legal and disclaimer pages for notices concerning disclosures and privacy issues.
Visit our website at Top 3 SEO Company or Contact us at (423) 313-7710 for more information or to get an estimate on our services.
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