Is your healthcare website accessible to all people, including individuals with a disability? Just like your business premise, your website should all adhere to ADA compliance regulations. If your website is found to be not ADA compliant, you risk a lawsuit under the ADA or the Department of Justice (DoJ).
Whether you’re a small clinic or an established network hospital, public or private, you should be aware that turning a blind eye to ADA website compliance is a violation of state and federal law.
Healthcare is of paramount importance to Americans with a disability. The number of ADA lawsuits over web accessibility has continued to rise sharply in the past two years. Most of these lawsuits targeted big corporations, government agencies, and healthcare businesses.
An ADA compliant website is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Your healthcare website should accommodate people with a visual disability, creating web pages and content that are suitable for screen-readers, and the entire site should be accessible via a keyboard.
ADA non-compliance can come with far-reaching social and economic ramifications, but complying is also the right thing to do. Staying one step ahead of compliance regulations will help you keep costly ADA lawsuits at bay.
Web accessibilility consulting company, National Compliance Group, helps businessses across the United States comply with state and federal law. "We help businesses during both phases of compliance, whether they want to get ahead of a potential lawsuit, or after they are sued and are required to comply with court orders or settlements. It is alwasy easier for our clients who are looking to avoid lawsuits than the other way around," notes Jennifer Flood, JD, CEO of National Compliance Group.