At fSquared Marketing, we believe in the potential of an accessible internet, one from which everyone, regardless of ability, can benefit. We also know that there is a strong business case for making your new website accessible. The question of whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to the internet remains unclear. Nevertheless, there are legal risks to not taking this issue seriously in the form of increased lawsuits brought in numerous jurisdictions. In Canada, the provinces have made it clear that Web Accessibility is (or will soon be) required across the country.
Based on the recommendations published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), this checklist provides some best practices for any law firm looking to make their website more inclusive, welcoming, and, of course, compliant with regulatory requirements.