ADA Compliance for Legal Websites

Attorney Website ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) provides a legal framework to make businesses more accessible for disabled individuals. The ADA is commonly associated with business locations only and most people do not know that the ADA can also apply to website accessibility. ADA was enacted before the age of websites and there is little to no guidance from the federal government regarding the ADAs application to websites.

Our ADA accessibility audit and recommendations are based on updating websites to make them as accessible as possible for all visitors, whether disabled or otherwise.  Here is a limited list of features that can help to make a website ADA website compliant for lawyers and law firms:

  • Readable and clear fonts with delineated “containers”;
  • Images labeled with alternative descriptions for browser reading assistants;
  • No text on images that is not readable as a font or included in the image’s alternative description;
  • Website functionality available to non-disabled users must be also be provided to disabled users (i.e contact forms and visible/readable text or linked phone number)

There are several more ADA compliance for attorney websites improvements to help disabled individuals interact with your website, including:

  • Keyboard navigation;
  • Clearly legible fonts;
  • Contrast adjustments;
  • Text spacing

Legal Web Design assists attorneys and legal organizations to make their legal websites ADA compliant.    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation ADA website compliance scan.  If updates are required to help disabled visitors to interact with your website in the same manner as non-disabled visitors, Legal Web Design will provide a reasonable quote to assist with website updates or simply recommend ADA compliance tasks that you can do on your own to enhance ADA website compliance.  The website ADA compliance scan is absolutely free and there is no obligation to proceed with our services.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A LEGAL WEB DESIGN CUSTOMER OR CHANGE YOUR CURRENT WEBSITE HOSTING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ADA COMPLIANCE SERVICES.

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