Compliance: Ensuring your company is safe.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is federal legislation passed in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The law made it illegal to discriminate against a disabled person in terms of employment opportunities, access to transportation, public accommodations, communications and government activities.

in 2010 the law was amended to include websites as well, since they were also classified as a “place of public accommodation.” 

As of June 2018, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these, and some accommodation for learning disabilities and cognitive limitations.

While there are still many questions about ADA compliance and how it relates to websites, OMNICOMMANDER has gone above and beyond to ensure the accessibility of our client’s websites are not in question. It is a team effort from top to bottom to educate and inspire those we work with to provide the most accessible content possible - and as a result, avoid litigation.