ADA Compliance – Need a website Audit for your company? – WCAG, Title III, Compliance Test, Accessibility and More!

WCAG, Title III, Compliance Test

Is your website ADA compliant?


Click here to Contact GANZ Media for an ADA Audit of your website today!

We perform 4 ADA services for our website clients:

• ADA Compliance Audit
• Detailed Assessability Report
• Site coding fixes (identified critical issues & manual audit issues)
• Installation of an Accessibility Toolbar for those sites in WordPress

In order for businesses to be considered ADA compliant in 2022, their websites must include features and options for users who are physically, visually or hearing impaired. Commercial websites are subject to Title III of the ADA – and also include website-only businesses.

For the March 18, 2022 “Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA” official document from the Department of Justice click here.

The following parties must follow and meet ADA guidelines:

• Businesses
• Nonprofits
• Local governments
• State governments

There are different types of disabilities to consider when designing accessible websites:

  • Blindness and low vision
  • Deafness and hearing loss
  • Limited movement
  • Speech disabilities
  • Neurological limitations (e.g., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.)
  • Cognitive limitations (e.g., learning disabilities)

WCAG’s four criteria underlie ADA compliance for websites: perceivability, operability, understandability, and robustness. These four criteria are present in all WCAG versions. To be ADA compliant, a website must adhere to the sixteen WCAG requirements, which are as follows:

  • The essence of specifying text alternatives (alts) for every non-text element;
  • Harmonization of similar alts relating to multimedia items with every presentation;
  • Developing web pages in a manner that enables that all content that is delivered with color is also offered without color;
  • Arranging of documents in a manner that makes them universally decipherable without compelling an separately styled sheet;
  • Having redundant text links for each active region of a server-side image map;
  • Having client-side image maps in the place of server-side image maps, except in places that cannot be defined with an existing geometric shape;
  • Row and column headers to have identifiers for data tables;
  • Markups to be used in associating data cells and header cells for data tables with two or more logical levels of row and column headers;
  • Frames to be titled with text that helps in frame identification and navigation;
  • Pages to be designed with a hindsight of not causing screens to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz;
  • A text-only page to be provided with equivalent information or functionality so as to make the website conform when such cannot be ensured in any other way, and that the content of the text-only page should be updated when the key page changes;
  • The information provided with functional texts to be read by assistive technology when pages utilize scripting language to display content or to create interface elements to be identified;
  • A link to be provided to a plug-in or applet in a way that complies with Section 508 Part B – 1194.21 (a) through (l) when a web page requires that an applet, plug-in, or other application be used on the client system to interpret page content;
  • When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, allowance should be made for people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality necessary for completing and submitting such forms, including the directions and cues;
  • A method that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links to be provided; and
  • When a timed response is required, the user should be alerted and given enough time to specify their need for more time.

For our WordPress Website Users, a new Accessibility Toolbar offers a menu which:

Adds a toolbar toggling that allows you to set:

  • Resize font (increase/decrease)
  • Grayscale
  • Negative Contrast
  • High Contrast
  • Light Background
  • Links Underline
  • Readable Font
  • Link to Sitemap / Feedback / Help pages