The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) protects the rights of individuals with disabilities and helps ensure that “places of public accommodation,” including websites, are accessible to anyone including people with disabilities. While there are currently no exact prescriptions for making your website 100% ADA compliant there are several things you can do to help protect yourself from legal liability and improve your website’s accessibility by following these best website practices.
1. Create a Simple Design and Easy to Follow Navigation
The first step is to design your website in a way that’s not overly complex and makes it easy for anyone to navigate your site. This includes avoiding things like Flash and placing the navigation bar in obvious places such as the top of the website where people would expect to see it. Be sure that your navigation is labeled correctly, consistent on all pages and links to the corresponding…
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