The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design were passed in 2010. These standards establish the guidelines to make all electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
While it is not proactively enforced by any governing body, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently determining specific regulations for goods and services provided on the web.
There are a wide range of disabilities that can impact a visitors usage, such as:
While most people think of websites in context of using a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen to navigate, people with disabilities often cannot these same input methods. There are a wide range of assistive input devices, computers, and software that can help those with disabilities still access the same information as everyone else.
Note: We are still in the process of exploring & rolling out ADA Compliance support across the agency. If you have concerns regarding ADA compliance, be sure to include creative in any conversations.