The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Web content should be accessible to the blind, deaf, and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers, or other assistive technologies.
Are you aware of the recent surge of lawsuits against business websites that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act? As a reference, the Courts have established that business websites need to be equally accessible to people with disabilities, primarily including sight and hearing difficulties. If your website is not compliant with the ADA, you are at serious risk of being sued, and the average fine is over $50,000 for the first offense.
Do you think it cannot happen to you? Lawsuits in 2021 totaled 15,000 and are estimated to be upwards of 100,000 in 2022. No business owner wants to invite uncertainty into their business model.
Millions of people with disabilities experience obstacles that make it impossible to function in life. They are cut off from everyday activities, unable to participate in society or get access to specific public facilities. Our society as a whole is poorer for it. By being open to people of all abilities, an ADA-compliant business enables people with disabilities to enrich the lives of everyone, including your customers and employees.
The Dental Marketing Institute (TDMI) has developed a solution that keeps your business safe. Our answer to your ADA non-compliance problem is several lines of computer code designed to address all known possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, allowing a current (or future) customer with disabilities to navigate your business website easily. TDMI offers a no-cost review of your website to identify and present any coding errors that might prevent your website from being as compliant as possible with this Law. Once identified, TDMI will make any website coding changes necessary to coordinate with our ADA Compliance Tool. Whenever Congress may change the existing Law, we will adjust the application coding immediately as needed to keep our customers compliant with the ADA and at no additional expense to you.
Readable Experience Features
Accessibility Mode Features
Visual Pleasing Experience Features
Easy Orientation Experience Features
The benefits to you and your business are self-evident, as you have made every effort to comply with the ADA and become a more socially responsible business. You also gain access to a sizable market of new potential clients the company could not attract and engage with previously.
Conversely, you also have the option of doing nothing, hoping your website does not result in a public complaint and a lawsuit, but “hope” is not a plan for success. Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. We at TDMI will be glad to run a review of your website for all possible ADA violations for your consideration.