M3iworks has designed ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Section 508 compliant Websites since 2000 and we continue to ensure that the sites we deliver are ADA compliant.
There are more than 54 million Americans with disabilities in the US--a number that roughly equates to the combined population of California and Texas. Worldwide, there are 550 million disabled persons. Yet several studies show that most websites fail to meet the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for web accessibility.
Beyond making your site accessible because it’s the right thing to do, there is also a business case for making your Web sites and applications accessible to disabled persons. Accessibility:
- Reduces your risk of lawsuits,
- Allows you to perform transactions with the government,
- Attracts new users,
- Prepares for new technologies,
- Enables foreign language translation, and also
- Stimulates a positive public image.
As web design and development professionals, we must consider all possible accessibility issues and ensure that our designs--both static and dynamic--comply with the standards. By meeting the priority 1, 2 , and 3 guidelines in ALL situations, we can benefit all applicable disability groups and the web community as a whole.