What is ADA and What Does it Mean for My Website?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came about in 1990 due to the discrimination of disabled individuals in places of public accommodation. Over time as technology has evolved, we now find that websites are essential places to shop, learn, share, and connect, and are thus considered "places of public accommodation" as well and are also covered by the ADA.
Adhering to the ADA is tricky though – as recently as 2017 the U.S. Department of Justice withdrew their plans to implement any official laws relating to websites, so there remain only Standards and Guidelines. Thus, a website cannot have true compliance in this area. It can, however, meet the guidelines to the greatest extent that is commercially reasonable. At FIS we build all websites following the WCAG 2.1/AA guidelines using various development, scanning, and screen reader tools.**
Read FIS' ADA Compliance Statement PDF