The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 and prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including websites.
The Department of Justice has said that all businesses must ensure their website is accessible to people with disabilities or risk violating the ADA.
What Happens if My Website is Not ADA Compliant?
If your website is not ADA compliant and you receive a complaint, you will be asked to make your site accessible. If you do not comply, you could be sued. It’s rare for a lawsuit to be filed without receiving a complaint, but it does happen.
If you are sued and lose, you may have to pay damages, which can be costly. You may also have to make your website accessible, which can be time-consuming and expensive.