ADA website compliance boils down to WCAG 2.0 Level AA

ADA website compliance boils down to WCAG 2.0 Level AA

Recently, we have been getting quite a few enquiries regarding ADA website compliance. For those who are on look out for exact standards/regulations for ADA website compliance, then we have the right direction for you. Frankly, there is no specific ADA website compliance standard or regulation in place as of today.

What is Title II and Title III of ADA then?

Well, we have scanned both thoroughly and can assure that neither directly talks about website compliance.
ADA Title II prohibits discrimination on basis of disability by public entities. Whereas ADA Title III makes a mention of "Places of Public Accommodation" and that it should be accessible to person with disabilities.
As on the date this post is written, the ADA website compliance talks only about WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance being sufficient enough.

Can someone sue a website then in court of law under ADA?

Yes, that is quite possible. There have been cases filed in court where Blind Plaintiffs have sued a website by proving website to be a "Place of Public Accommodation". An article that talks about Explosion of ADA Litigation over websites explains it in more legal terms.

What should be done?

Get in touch with Accessibility Consultants like ours and get your website evaluated for Accessibility. Accessibility is our niche and you can go through our Accessibility Offerings page. You can also visit our Contact Us page and send us your enquiry.