Find Out If You Have An ADA Compliant Website

Monsido’s ADA compliance checker offers automated website scans to help you find and fix accessibility issues quickly. Prove your commitment and actions towards achieving ADA website compliance with the help of a web accessibility testing solution.

Is your website ADA compliant?

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How Monsido Helps You Guarantee An ADA Compliant Website

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Automated Audits
Automated weekly and on-demand scans test your site against ADA compliance standards, report on errors and give recommendations on how to address them.
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Track Compliance
You can track and prove your ADA website compliance progress via reports in the History Center.
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Unlimited Training
We offer unlimited support including website accessibility training, a Help Center, webinars, and one-on-one support.
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Prove Commitment
Our free Accessibility Statement Generator helps you easily create a web accessibility statement to publicly showcase your accessibility policies.

Monsido’s Web Accessibility Features

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Instantly locate elements such as links, images, and text, and address accessibility issues in bulk at the touch of a button.

Our History Center lets you track your web accessibility progress across time, helping you prove your efforts towards creating a more inclusive site.

PageAssist™ is a toolbar that allows visitors with disabilities to customize site elements and control the way they experience your site.

Leverage Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browser extensions to view and fix issues directly on a page.

Go directly from the Monsido dashboard to your CMS and fix accessibility errors right on the pages where they are found.

Scan PDFs for accessibility errors and easily request remediation services, powered by market-leading provider, CommonLook®.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ADA compliant website?

An ADA compliant website meets with the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design. What this essentially means is that all electronic information and technology—i.e, the website—must be accessible to those with disabilities. ADA compliance is not to be confused with 508 compliance, however.

Why is ADA compliance important?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. It exists to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.

Does your website have to be ADA compliant?

ADA legislation as it applies to websites remains something of a gray area, with the interpretation of the current law being up to the interpretation of individual courts in the States where a lawsuit is filed.  

Generally speaking, courts have consistently reached judgements that either:

  • Reinforce the application of ADA requirements for all websites considered to be ‘‘public accommodations’’.   
  • Enforce ADA requirements only for organizations that also have a physical location that serves the public.    
  • Do not apply ADA requirements to websites on the basis that they are not specifically addressed by the ADA. 

How do you know if your website is ADA compliant?

While you can check your website for ADA compliance with a manual audit, this will involve evaluating every page of your site for accessibility using the WCAG Guidelines, which can be extremely laborious and time-consuming. It is therefore recommended that you perform an automated website audit, which will quickly and easily allow you to see where you stand with regards to ADA compliance.

How can you make an ada compliant website?

WCAG 2.1 are the standards you should be aiming for when working towards accessibility compliance. Because WCAG 2.1 is backward compatible, compliance with it also means you are compliant with the older versions.

The guidelines come in three compliance levels namely A, AA, and AAA. A covers the most basic accessibility features and AAA is fully compliant. AAA will be close to unattainable for most so aspiring for Level AA compliance is considered the best option for most businesses and organizations.

The first step to take for ADA website compliance and before anything else is to audit the current accessibility level of your site to see where you stand.From there, you can develop a sustainable strategy for implementing and maintaining website accessibility.

What happens when you fail to comply with Title III of the ADA?

Failure to comply with Title III of the ADA can receive civil penalties of up to $75,000 for the first offense and $150,000 for subsequent violations. Further costs can be incurred from court fees, attorney fees, and the following cost of remediating the website for accessibility. 

In 2019, 2,256 lawsuits were filed in federal court by persons with disabilities based on web accessibility barriers. In 2020 however, digital accessibility lawsuits rose to over 3,500 cases! In fact, 2020 saw almost 10 lawsuits filed every business day in the United States. The year also saw web accessibility extending to other digital experiences such as video accessibility, mobile apps, combined website and app, and mobile websites.