The online platform equips businesses with the most accurate and reliable information regarding their website accessibility status in order to avoid lawsuits, in turn helping to create an easy, seamless web experience for the wider disabled community
Accessibility Checker is pleased to announce that businesses and other corporate bodies who own websites can now rely on its expertise to ensure that their websites are accessible to members of the wider disabled community.
According to the online platform, having an accessible website not only ensures a safe and effective experience for all users but also protects the owners from legal action. Current legislation demands that extra care be taken during the development of websites, to ensure that disabled people can navigate and derive the same experience as everyone else.
Although legislation varies by country, failure to comply usually results in litigation or penalties which can create serious legal and financial headaches for business owners.
Accessibility Checker’s founders revealed that they first became aware of accessibility regulation back in 2014 when they were in the process of establishing an e-commerce website. After successfully building the business from the ground up, the company was suddenly greeted with an accessibility demand letter. The unexpected encounter ushered an exploration into the sensitive subject. They witnessed the unsettling reality for disabled people as well as the punitive consequences for web platforms that fail to comply.
“Through our research and experience, we realized that accessibility was not really accessible to business owners. This includes some key issues such as the difference between local legislation (ADA, AODA, etc.) and the global accessibility standard (WCAG), and how to actually get your website to comply with the WCAG and to maintain it that way.”
Accessibility Checker then proceeded to build its accessibility audit tool to constantly & efficiently monitor the compliance levels of new content added to its set of eCommerce websites, which then led the company to create AccessibilityChecker.org so other brands could benefit from its unique solution.
In order to benefit from the platform’s solution for identifying accessibility issues, website owners can simply enter the website URL on the platform after which they would receive a detailed and accurate audit report with detailed explanations and recommended solutions.