5 Tips for an ADA Compliant Website

By Veronica Figueroa  |    March 20, 2020


The Americans With Disabilities Act

Companies that fall under ADA Title I or Title III have to offer “reasonable accessibility,” but all websites should be compliant to promote equality and grow their reach.

How to Practice  ADA Compliance

1. Audit Your Code 2. Use Alt-Text 3. Use Better Fonts 4. Make Navigation Easy 5. Transcribe Audio

Audit Your Code

Run audits on your website to identify areas that don’t meet accessibility standards and ensure compatibility with assistive technologies, like screen readers.

Use Alt-Text

Alternative text is used by screen readers for the visually impaired to access sites, social media, apps, and software. 

Use Better Fonts

Avoid overly stylized fonts and use easy-to-read typefaces. We recommend 12px to 16px font sizes and using high color contrast between backgrounds and text. 

Make Navigation Easy

An ADA-compliant website operates in a predictable way. Your website should be structured in a way that puts the user first and prevents user error. 

Transcribe Audio

Offer equal access to information and provide audio descriptions and closed-captioning on video so users with sensory disabilities can engage with your content.

Stay Relevant and Accessible

Accessibility standards are always evolving, and some require extra work, but ADA compliance will grow your audience and improve your SEO.