What is the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed in 1990, is an important piece of legislation that protects people with disabilities throughout public life. Essentially, the law helps to ensure that anyone with a disability will receive the same opportunities that an individual without a disability has in the public sector and some parts of the private sector.
Within the ADA, five specific sections clarify where the law applies:
Title I - Employment
Title II - Public Services: State and Local Government
Title III - Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities
Title IV - Telecommunications
Title V - Miscellaneous Provisions
The ADA has adopted WCAG 2.1 AA as its core guidelines for website accessibility and online content. Many point to Title III and classify most websites as "places of public accommodation." For the most part, the internet is a public resource and impacts public life. This means that the ADA is enforceable by law. As the ADA prevents discrimination based on ability, websites that discriminate against members of the public who require accommodations may be considered in violation of federal ADA laws.*
Does UserWay provide full ADA compliance?
Yes, paid AI-Powered Accessibility Widget provides full ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliance and costs as little as $49/month. Our solution is unique in the industry, as we don’t require you to change your website’s existing code in order to achieve compliance.
What's the difference between the free and paid versions of the Widget?
In short, the free version of Accessibility Widget provides partial ADA compliance via user-triggered accessibility enhancements while the paid version provides full compliance as defined by the ADA. The paid version ensures ADA and WCAG compliance by applying rigorous remediations including image alts, form labels, image links, vague links, inaccessible interactive elements, automated integrations with 3rd party screen readers, and more.
While the free widget is a good place to start, AI-Powered Accessibility Widget provides full WCAG 2.1 coverage as required by regulatory authorities and is the world's most comprehensive fully-automated solution for ADA compliance.
How much does it cost to integrate the widget?
It costs $199 to set up and fully integrate the widget. The renewal fee is $99(annually) to maintain the widget on the website
The paid version (fully compatible) will cost an extra $49/month.
Will adding the widget to my site affect my site’s loading time?
Not at all. The widget has been rigorously tested and optimized to ensure there is no impact on your site’s load time. Both the widget and the remediations to your site's code are done asynchronously after your site has finished loading.