Frequently Asked Questions

What does ADA stand for?

ADA is an acronym for Americans with Disabilities Act. It is a form of civil rights legislation that was originally passed in 1990. This act ensures those with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those without disability. This act also prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities.

What is ADA compliancy in relation to my website?

The Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, which was passed by the U.S. Department of Justice, mandated that all electronic and information technology (like websites) to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, like vision impairment and hearing loss.

Why does my website need to be ADA compliant?

There are a number of reasons why your website needs to be ADA compliant. Once your website is in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, you can avoid penalties (which can result from lawsuits), you can increase the audience for your business, and could improve your Search Engine Optimization and indexing.

We need to make positive changes for impaired websites by helping more people utilize the internet.

Who creates the ADA Compliance Guidelines?

The WCAG or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

What is the definition of disability under the ADA?

The ADA defines disability differently from how disability is defined under some other laws. According to the ADA, a person with a disability is defined as a person who has a mental or physical impairment that heavily restricts one or more major life activity. This does include people who have a record of impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. Individuals who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability are also included. Furthermore, the ADA makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based off their association with a person with a disability.

What are the ADA Compliance Guidelines called and what is the newest version?

The ADA compliance guidelines are known as WCAG or Web Content Accessibility guidelines, the latest version available is WCAG 2.1. An updated version of the guidelines is expected to be released in 2021 (WCAG 3.0).

Are there varying degrees of website ADA compliance?

Yes, there are multiple levels of conformance, this is due to various websites that warrant greater levels of accessibility than others. See our grading page to see the full descriptions for Level A, Level AA and Level AAA compliance standards.

Does my website need to be grade AAA compliant?

Level AAA is not recognized as the standard because it is not possible to satisfy all criteria for some types of content, which is why level AA compliance is the target level and it recognized by the Department of Justice and courts as the standard to follow.

What is my next step if I want to upgrade the website for business to be ADA compliant?

Fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you with further information as quickly as possible, or call 1-888-868-4232.

Who should I contact if I have received a letter about my website not being ADA compliant and am facing legal action in the state of Florida?

Contact ADA Lawsuits Florida at 1-888-868-4232 or email, help is available.

Are there any tax credits available for small business who spend money on ADA compliance upgrades for their business?

Yes, the Disabled Access Credit is available for small businesses who spend money on ADA compliance for there websites. As long as the upgrades meet the criteria and qualify for the tax credit, you can receive a credit for 50% eligible expenditures totaling at least $250 and up to $10,250 for a maximum credit of $5,000 per year.

Who does the Disabled Access Credit apply to?

To qualify, a business must have an annual revenue no greater than $1 million or have less than 30 full-time employees.

NOTICE: This website is designed to assist Florida Businesses and Residents with ADA compliance for websites. We recommend checking with an attorney in your state before making any decisions based on the information presented on this website.