ADA Website Compliance; Avoid Growing Number of Lawsuits

ADA Website Compliance; Avoid Growing Number of Lawsuits

In a digital and data driven world, it’s crucial that all websites are in compliance with the ADA. Websites that are not designed for and accessible to everyone, could result in the loss of money from future lawsuits.

Website Accessibility for Disabled Users

Many do not realize that while the American Disabilities Act (ADA), requires physical locations to have accommodations for individuals with disabilities, it also extends to the accessibility of websites.

Due to the lack of accessibility, non-compliant websites run the risk of costly lawsuits, which could result in the loss of thousands of dollars. Several businesses have faced charges for their websites lacking the appropriate accommodations such as coding, alt texts, captions and more. As a business, if your site is not within the ADA website compliance regulations, you are essentially a sitting duck, about to be hit with an enormous lawsuit.

accessiBe: AI Web Accessibility

accessiBe is completely customizable and created to easily adapt to any style of website design. With several color options, shapes and sizes, and icon suggestions, the accessiBe solutions make websites more user friendly.

accessiBe was created and developed for individuals with disabilities by individuals with disabilities. Due to the help of individuals with epilepsy, blindness, physical dysfunctions and more, accessiBe ensures that websites are not only compliant with the law, but available for all to use.

accessiBe is trusted by and protecting over 3,500 small business and industry leaders alike.BMW logoStateFarm logo

Hyperlinks Media + accessiBe

At Hyperlinks Media, we can help set up accessiBe for your website. Here are the details:

  • Starts at $490 annually with 7-day trial. No credit card is required.
  • Takes up to 48 hours from initial installation to compliance.
  • Accessibility statement and certification of performance.

Let’s work together to get your website ADA compliant and digitally accessible to everyone. Contact us today at 281-693-5372 or complete our request form.

Your Business Will Soon Suffer if You Don’t Have an SSL Certificate

Your Business Will Soon Suffer if You Don’t Have an SSL Certificate

A secure socket layer (SSL) certificate is a form of security for sites that collect private information for new leads and existing customers. It allows for a secure connection between the company’s server and the consumer’s device. An easy way to spot a secure site is if its URL begins with https, instead of http, but the difference is about to become much more noticeable.

In the past year, SSLs have been on the rise to being a must-have for a business website. We have known this was coming, and we walked you through an in-depth list of reasons as to why your business needs one, but things are about to heat up.

In January, Chrome began publicly “shaming” websites that served login or payment forms insecurely, and Mozilla Firefox shortly followed suit. In the current version of Chrome, http sites have no visual indicator that they are not secure upon page load. While https sites do feature a “Secure” badge next to their URL, that’s the only true differentiator between an insecure and secure site.

Here’s where it gets scary for businesses: If your site has form fields, but does not have an SSL when Google introduces Chrome 62, your site will display a “Not secure” warning to visitors. That means if you have even something as simple as a “Request a Quote” form, or a “Join Our Mailing List” form, your site will display this ostentatious warning. If you are collecting any private data whatsoever without an SSL, your website will be penalized.

Visitors to your site are not going to want to leave their personal information on your site if it is boldly labeled as “Not secure.” You don’t want to miss out on any incoming leads due to something that can easily be rectified by the Hyperlinks Media team. Don’t put your business in jeopardy!

You read that right, and you need an SSL today so that your site does not come across as not secure or unstable to your potential leads. What are you waiting for?

Hyperlinks Media is happy to get you set up with your SSL installation. It’s an effortless process that you can leave to our web development experts. We don’t want this to happen to your site!