Web Accessibility Overlays are like Fool’s Gold!

Fool's Gold

With Web Accessibility lawsuits averaging 1 per hour, Quick fix offers like Web Accessibility Overlays are what companies are being duped into.  They are almost all implemented as buttons or overlays that claim to bring the site into conformance with WCAG 2.0 or 2.1 AA.

I’m sure you all hear the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” This is one of those times.

The truth is that for companies with existing complex websites, retail, restaurants, travel, banking, and healthcare, web accessibility is hard work.  If you did not include accessibility at the start of your website development process, a company like ADA WebGuard will have to do the hard work of remediating all your code (HTML, JavaScript) and design.

Overlay solutions can work for simple, informational websites. But for businesses with visitor interactions like product size and color selection, selecting seats or rooms, calendars for delivery dates or times, etc., Overlays do not work for all users.

Overlays only cover issues that Automated testing picks up.  Automated testing is not enough. Automated testing alone can reveal many issues of non-compliance.  However, Only Manual testing can reveal All non-compliant issues.  Manual testing is required along with Automated testing and Remediation to achieve a Fully Compliant Website.

Over 80% of the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria requires Manual Testing and 100% of the new additions to WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria will require the same.

Is your website accessible to people with disabilities?  Find out now!  ADA WebGuard will provide your company a FREE WEBSITE ASSESSMENT and we will review the results with you at no charge!