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Is Your Website Following DOJ’s Accessibility Guidance?

May 3, 2022

Via: FindLaw

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) created new guidelines for website accessibility in March. These are in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that help provide effective communication, public accommodations, technical standards, and detailed standards for assistive technology.

In short, your website needs to be accessible to people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA’s requirements for website accessibility generally include:

  • Avoiding poor color contrast
  • Not relying only on images or design to show information
  • Providing text alternatives for design or widget features
  • Captioning videos
  • Using online forms correctly
  • Having keyboard navigation built into your website
  • Plain language content

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