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Is Your Website Accessible?

Is your site voice over friendly? Can it be navigated by keyboard? Does the indexing of the elements make sense? Is it readable by those with visual handicaps? Do your images have alternate text for screen readers?

If any of these questions have you scratching your head, don’t worry. I can help! This is what I do — I build accessible, standards compliant websites to help curb lawsuits and give your disabled customers a better experience. With both of those things in mind, let’s talk about how I can get your website up to date.

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Why You Should Care

In the March 2017 newsletter, the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) notes the rise in lawsuits regarding the accessibility of dental websites. The lawsuits are made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA). The AwDA requires that places of public accommodation be accessible to those with disabilities. Public accommodation includes, among other things, dentists’ offices.

In addition, the TDA also points out that “websites open to the public must also be accessible in various ways to persons with sight or hearing impairment.

The bottom line here is that if your website is not accessible and up to date with the WCAG 2.0 standards, you are opening yourself up for lawsuits.

That’s where I come in to help. To start off, I can evaluate your website, then we can discuss the path forward to getting your website up to date.

So don’t wait. Let’s start that conversation now!