ADA compliance websites

Last Update: December 22, 2019

ADA compliance websites

Many of you have probably heard of the ADA requirements when building a website.
For those who do not know, it simplyy means your site must be friendly for disabled people.

What does ADA mean?

It means the Americans with Disabilities Act from 1990, stressing the rights of disabled people and abolishing discrimination.

For many a relieve. With special space to park a car, or audible sounds on traffic lights, ... examples are many.

Lesser known is that it applies to the design of your website as well.

Some points of attention

  • Every image, video file, audio file, plug-in, graphic, link, must have an alt tag and text descriptive. For those lesser familiar with the subject, check your media library and make sure the labels are filled
  • Add captions to videos and descriptions to audio
  • Create a link to videos instead of embedding it
  • Add a link to the media player download
  • If you use descriptive tables, use the <th> tag
  • Decoratives, do need no alt tags, nor description
  • Do not use flashy colors or images, disturbing sight
  • Use readable fonts and pixels

Those are some points of attention, easy to implement and to take into account.

Just know that correct ADA webdesign improves your SEO as well.

Next?

Make sure to apply those basic rules, it enhances the readability for many ...

Thank you for your likes, comments and shares

Take care!

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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Fleeky,

8 Days ago Dave also wrote a post on this. He tells about UserWay Plugin WordPress. I looked at it but have not installed it yet on my sites.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Fleeky Premium
Good evening Taetske,

This one is excellent
https://wordpress.org/plugins/pojo-accessibility/

Easy to install

Good luck
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laparra1 Premium
Thank you Fleeky, we will look at both and compare.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Fleeky Premium
Yes... let me know what works best
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laparra1 Premium
Will do Fleeky,

All the best, Taetske
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Fleeky Premium
My training here ...
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debzo Premium
I had no idea about this so thanks for bringing it to my attention. :) Why is it necessary to add a link instead of embedding a video, I can see the benefits of the other things but not that. It would make a post look less attractive and I can’t see how it would help a disabled person.
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Fleeky Premium
When you provide a link, you can add some text without havi g to view...

And yes, it is less attractive for others
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Fleeky Premium
Look for training here ...
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1Rudy1 Premium
Great Post, and thanks for sharing the info. I'm not sure how long the word's been out about the need to comply, but I've noticed that some you tube videos have actuated their caption options.

Here's a link to the Wordpress plugin page.. This provides a few plugins for the ADA compliances:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/ADA/
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Fleeky Premium
Yes indeed!
Thank you for the share of plugins, do you recommend one?
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1Rudy1 Premium
I liked the plugin called 'accessibly'. What I liked was the simplicity. The app provides a small icon you can place on the website in a few locations, like top right or left, middle or bottom. Click on icon, and a drop down menu that offers different accessible actions like larger text and inverted color, contrast etc.

The first two listed are very limited use without buying pro version.
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Fleeky Premium
Thank you!
❤️
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Fleeky Premium
Awesome
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Jukkah Premium
I'm definitely going to start taking this whole ADA thing more seriously after the recent lawsuits.

It think you raise an important point that complying with the ADA rules is probably good for SEO as well.

I haven't used the alt tags properly before, I've included keywords in them instead of actually describing the picture. Going to have to change that. Thanks for the post!
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Fleeky Premium
Yes.. i use the title of my blog in alt.
good for seo as wel
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Fleeky Premium
Training here ...
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timstime20 Premium
Great info I’ll have to go check a few ...
Tim
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Fleeky Premium
Yes... all of us
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