Did Your Website Make the News?

Business Journal of CNY published an article, "The Importance of Making Your Website Compliant with the ADA."

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"Many companies...fail to make their website accessible to those with disabilities, such as the blind or deaf. This common mistake has resulted in a drastic spike in lawsuits in what is arguably the fastest growing type of litigation in New York state."

- Robert C. Whitaker, Jr., Business Journal of CNY, 11/22/2017

Compliance is Good for Business

"Many websites require the use of a mouse to complete a transaction, or to access or submit certain information. This may preclude a blind person from being able to fully use the website."

- Robert C. Whitaker, Jr., Business Journal of CNY, 11/22/2017


Beyond the burdensome cost of noncompliance, making your website ADA compliant means fewer missed opportunities and more leads and sales.

With 1.3 million Americans being legally blind, if your website doesn't make it possible for them to buy from you or contact you for services, you're losing business to competitors who are compliant.

ADA Compliance for Websites is Already Costing Businesses

"The court determined that Five Guys' website is subject to the ADA and related state and city laws, all of which require accessibility for the disabled.

The Five Guys case is not unique. A similar decision was issued on Aug. 1, 2017 by a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York, which is based in Brooklyn. In that case, the plaintiff alleged that he was unable to use a website owned by Blick Art Materials, LLC to purchase art materials. The court determined that the plaintiff has a right to effective access to the company's website to make purchases, learn about products and enjoy other goods and services provided to the general public on the website."

- Robert C. Whitaker, Jr., Business Journal of CNY, 11/22/2017

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

These website ADA compliance regulations are very new, with enforcement beginning as recently as July 20, 2017. Because these regulations are newly enforced, with litigation only expected to rise with time, many of our clients may need to update their website to stay on the right side of the law and avoid costly fines and legal fees.

Take Action to Become ADA Compliant

What does ADA compliance for your website look like? We can help you answer that.

ACS Web Design & SEO is experienced in performing ADA compliance website audits. From these audits, we can identify what changes need to be made to make a website ADA compliant.

Get ADA Compliant. Contact Us.

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