Website Design & ADA Compliance

Website Design & ADA Compliance

Most business owners are familiar with the American with Disabilities Act (or the ADA as it’s commonly referred to as). The ADA was put into law in 1990 to help put an end to discrimination based on differing abilities of individuals by mandating that businesses and organizations have to provide "reasonable accommodation" and equal access to people who meet ADA standards for disabilities. While the law isn’t clear on how this applies to websites (when initially written, the ADA did not cover websites as they did did not exist, so they are not mentioned in the law), lower court justices have agreed that it does; however, there is a lot of hazy area on the issue.

So, is ADA Compliance mandatory for your website? No. There is no current standard for ADA Compliance of a website, and it’s not completely clear if ADA rules would apply to any specific site. However, xclntDesign believes in staying one step ahead of things like this that could pose a potential headache down the line.

xclntDesign recommends adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) when constructing and maintaining a website. As technologies change, The WCAG Standard is updated regularly, allowing us to create and maintain the most accessible sites possible. Following these standards helps ensure your website is easy to read and navigate for all users.

xclntDesign regularly puts our managed websites through a series of accessibility tests that let us know if any issues with WCAG Standards exist on a website. We are alerted to any problems and can begin rectifying them and bring the website in compliance if required. So while the question of websites and their compliance with ADA rules and regulations are currently unclear, rest assured that xclntDesign is always staying on top of the latest trends and best practices to make sure your business website runs problem-free and is accessible to the most people as possible. Creating and maintaining websites that adhere to these simple rules allows us to feel confident that users of your site will not experience issues related to accessibility and usability.

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Some of our most recent work.

Mid-Florida Agencies

Mid-Florida Agencies

Brand new website for a local health insurance agent's office. They have existing corporate branding, so we took that and expanded on it. Our concept was to create something that was both professional and inviting. We used fun graphics and the corporate colors throughout.

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Professional Waterfront Cleanup

Professional Waterfront Cleanup

Website redesign for a waterfront property cleanup company from Leesburg, Florida.

Professional Waterfront Cleanup has been a client of ours for a number of years, and every few years, we suggest a refresh of their website. This keeps the design modern, and the content can be changed to match the evolution of the company's business model.

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Gator Clean

Gator Clean

Launch of a redesigned responsive website for a carpet and tile cleaning company in Lake County, Florida.

Gator Clean had a story to tell, and chose use to tell it. The owner's daughter had become ill, and during a trip to the ER, he was asked "Did you recently have your carpets cleaned?" When he answered yes, he was told that the disease his daughter had developed could have been caused by the toxic chemicals used by some carpet cleaners. He vowed to not let that happen to anyone else, so he started Gator Clean, using non-toxic cleaning agents to keep people and pets safe.

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Got Watts Electric

Got Watts Electric

This was a complete redesign. Over the years, the client had added many different things to the original site, making it look disjointed. We took all of those things and simplified the design, while tying everything together to make the site look uniform and must easier for the user to read and navigate.

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BrightLine Custom Blinds

BrightLine Custom Blinds

A custom window treatment company was looking for an alternative to the vendor-supplied website they had. We took their existing branding and expanded on it, creating an inviting and informative new website.

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