VBM Advancement to Assist Website Compliance with ADA Standards

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As a full-service marketing agency, VBM Advancement is using its 15+ years in working with the National Safety Council, the Home Safety Council and Goodwill to help companies provide website accessibility to people with disabilities.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Web Design in September 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities. Last year, there were 2,285 ADA website lawsuits filed in federal courts across the nation, an increase of a 181 percent from 2017, according to website accessibility company UsableNet. Recently, a lawsuit filed in federal court against Longboat Key claims the town’s website is “deliberately indifferent” to provisions of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and seeks fixes and damages.

The ADA standards apply to commercial and public entities that have “places of public accommodation,” which includes the internet. VBM Advancement provides a platform that does automated testing for digital accessibility and performs a compliance scan to show results of a website detailing the domain’s current level of conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

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