ADA Compliance For Wisconsin Town & Municipality Websites
Why Is Website Accessibility Important?
In 2018, the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) passed a new set of regulations specifically targeted at website ADA compliance. In the United States, all federal, state and local government websites must meet Section 508 regulations for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
As a result, government websites can be fined $55,000 if their website isn’t ADA compliant, even for a first offense. As of now, there isn’t a legal certification to obtain showing your website to be ADA compliant, which further challenges compliance efforts.
What Action Can Be Taken?
Although there is no legal certification to obtain, you can show due diligence by taking action to make your website as accessible to as many users as possible.*
How Is This Accomplished?
JB Towns includes an accessibility widget that will increase your website’s compliance with WCAG 2.1 , ATAG 2.0 , ADA ,& Section 508 requirements. In addition, JB Towns runs each town website through accessibility tools and a comprehensive audit to flag potential accessibility risks for your website.
|See this icon in the lower right of your screen? Click on it to interact with the features of this website's accessibility widget.|
* The above statements do not represent legal advice. For specific questions and legal advice regarding ADA Compliance, please speak with professional legal counsel. JB Systems is not responsible for any fees, legal action or advice regarding ADA Compliance for client websites.