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Your Practice Website and ADA Compliance

accessibility You may have heard buzz recently about new ADA website compliance guidelines. The ADA guidelines are in place to make sure that businesses are accessible by all, including those with disabilities. This has recently been interpreted to include business websites in addition to physical locations.

There currently are no ADA regulations specific to websites, but the ADA is slated to release website compliance guidelines in the spring of 2018.
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What Does this Mean for Your Practice Website?

Without website-specific ADA regulations yet, the Department of Justice suggests websites follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Levels A and AA. While these are not legal guidelines, they go beyond the current ADA guidelines and will ensure your website is accessible to people with disabilities. (For instance, the coding of your site must be readable by assistive technologies such as screen-readers that read web pages out loud and are often used by the blind.)

Your Perfect Patients Website

Rest assured we take ADA compliance very seriously and have already made the most critical changes necessary to ensure your website is accessible by everyone according to the current suggested guidelines. Keeping a website accessible is a continuous effort as new guidelines are released and technologies change. We remain committed to best practices and we’ll continue to release updates accordingly.

Please understand that Perfect Patients cannot provide legal advice. We do our best to stay on top of current policies and trends, but we ask that you consult your state board or attorney should you have additional legal questions beyond what we provide.