A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that you may have a legal duty under the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that your website and mobile apps are accessible.
Website performance problems bedevil you. You realized this after it became obvious to you that people visiting your site never really do what you hoped. Few ventured from page to page, meaning few discovered all that you offered. Few read your content and absorbed your ideas or embraced your suggestions. Few clicked the links
Your Goal: Accessibility for All Accessibility means what it implies—unfettered web use. Wanna know what it feels like to use a fettered web site? Just go online and try navigating your own website for an hour without the benefit of a mouse or trackpad. Frustrating, much? Absolutely. But this is what people with impairments encounter
You may be surprised to learn that there is a potentially sizable return on investment awaiting you after making your website more accessible to the disabled. Indeed, accessibility and SEO are intertwined—improve the former, and the latter naturally follows right along. And who doesn’t want better SEO?
Per Valet: “Accessibility…is your friend. You should embrace it like a friend because it’s going to help you be more successful (not to mention keep you out of legal hot-water). Don’t let the dread-inducing terminology of the [accessibility] guidelines scare you. The more you know about them, the less trepidation you’ll feel.”