Adaptable, a digital accessibility service based in Middleboro, MA, will present a one-hour workshop entitled “Website Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act: What’s My Responsibility?” for hospitality professionals as well as businesses, non-profits and other organizations on January 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. at Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, 5 Patti Page Way in Centerville, MA 02346.
Adaptable helps businesses and organizations of all types and sizes ensure accessibility for their websites, apps, and other digital resources.
The workshop will be led by Adaptable’s accessibility experts Chris Herlihy and Mike McKenna who will cover topics including: How the ADA applies to websites and other digital media; how to assess your own website; and what to do next. Attendees will leave with an understanding of digital accessibility and the tools needed to audit their own website.
Registration deadline is January 29, 2020. To learn more and register for the event, visit the Cape Cod Chamber’s website event page – https://www.capecodchamber.org/event/ada-website-compliance-workshop/42585/
Fall InnSanity Sponsor
Adaptable was a proud sponsor of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Fall InnSanity Workshop held in November at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. At the fall workshop, hospitality professionals from across the Cape learned how to best work with different online travel agencies to optimize revenue and marketing objectives. The workshop was led by E Scot Fuller-Beatty, Director of Sales & Education at ThinkReservations and Innkeeper/Owner of The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Maine.
During the event, Mike McKenna of Adaptable stressed the importance of website accessibility, which is an often-overlooked aspect of building, maintaining and owning a public-facing website. He discussed how ADA website accessibility complaints are on the rise and how Adaptable helps hotels, inns and other businesses attain and maintain website accessibility compliance.
“It’s not just large hotels that are facing legal action for website accessibility non-compliance,” explained McKenna. “A number of Cape Cod innkeepers and B&Bs have received accessibility complaints.”
Helping Businesses Meet Accessibility Standards
As many as one in four adults in the U.S. have some type of disability. Many people with disabilities rely on adaptive tools to use technology. For example, a visually impaired user can utilize a screen reader to help browse a website. If a website is not programmed to meet today’s accessibility standards, adaptive tools will not work correctly, and the user will be left at a disadvantage.
Adaptable is stepping up to implement best practices for ADA online compliance and helping companies get ahead of the curve and avoid costly liability. Services provided include:
– Analysis of current digital accessibility status
– Formulation of a remediation plan
– Execution of the required changes
– Ongoing monitoring going forward to ensure that the business remains in compliance.
Businesses, non-profits and other organizations may arrange for a free website audit by contacting Chris Herlihy at 781-801-5803 or email@example.com.
For more information about Adaptable, visit www.adaptablelab.com.
For more information about the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, visit www.capecodchamber.org/
Adaptable is a service of Shotgunflat, Inc. Since 2002, Shotgunflat has been designing and building compelling websites and apps for small businesses and non-profits, as well as marketing, branding, PR and advertising agencies across the U.S. The firm’s comprehensive suite of services includes Adaptable digital accessibility, web design and development for enterprise, and website maintenance and support.
An innovative leader in accessibility compliant websites and apps for retail, dining, non-profit, education, high-tech and other industries, Adaptable is based at Shotgunflat headquarters in Middleboro, MA. For more information about Adaptable, contact 781-801-5803 or visit https://www.adaptablelab.com.