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ADA Compliance for Legal Websites

ADA Compliance for Legal Websites - Wheelchair sign photoAttorney 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. However, most people do not know that the ADA can also apply to website accessibility. The federal government enacted the ADA before the age of websites. Therefore, the federal government provides little guidance regarding ADA compliance for websites.

For instance, 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
  • 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)

Website Improvements

Also, there are several more ADA compliance improvements for attorney websites 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 your website is not compliant or if accessibility can be improved, Legal Web Design will recommend and can assist with website ADA compliance enhancements. The ADA compliance scan is free and there is no obligation to proceed with additional 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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