There are many people with different types of disabilities that need to access the internet, yet are often unable to do so. With 12.8% of the U.S. population having a disability, your business may be missing out on 40.7 million potential customers if your website isn’t accessible. For example, 8.1 million Americans have a vision impairment and might rely on screen reading software or a screen magnifier. If your website isn’t compatible to screen readers, in addition to loss of revenue, you may be at risk of a lawsuit. But what are other types of disabilities that rely on ADA compliant websites and what is the solution?

People with Motor Impairments

People who have motor impairments like Parkinson’s and upper limb amputees are unable to use a mouse effectively.

The Solution: By using website ADA accessible software, those with motor impairments can fully navigate your website using the TAB key alone. Drop down menus, popups, and all other navigable elements can utilize the TAB key to move around and the ENTER key to click.

People with Cognitive Impairments

Someone who has a cognitive impairment has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating or making decisions. Examples of this may be someone who is elderly or someone who had a brain stroke. People with this disability may find it difficult to comprehend certain language, phrases, expressions or slang. As a result, certain websites may not be accessible to them.

The Solution: Accessible software offers a built-in dictionary that quickly and easily provides descriptions of expressions and abbreviations without editing the content or taking the user to another external site.

People with Epilepsy

People who have epilepsy cannot be exposed to lights and animations that flicker intensively. Since almost every website has a flashy feature to grab attention, those who have epilepsy wouldn’t be able be able to surf the web without risk.

The Solution: With a single click, ADA website accessibility software allows people with epilepsy to immediately stop all types of animations. This can include videos, GIFs, CSS, JS and more.

People with visual impairments

Someone who has a visual impairment may not be blind. However, they may suffer from color blindness, cataracts and other conditions. They may also receive headaches from contrasting colors, miss buttons due to not being able to see its color, or not be able to read text-blocks that may be seen as a blur.

The Solution: Accessibility software allows visually impaired people to adjust almost any aspect of a website to suit their needs. Color adjustments can be made for the color blind. Color contrast can be changed. Font size, font type and spacing can be altered. A large cursor can be added and much more.

Your best solution

AvenueADA is your one stop shop for making your site accessible to all disabilities that rely on ADA compliant websites. Contact us to make your website accessible to people with disabilities.