Regardless of vision, hearing, physical and cognitive ability, everyone should be able to access information found on websites and in apps. But, when it comes to digital accessibility, many businesses and organizations are falling short.
Adaptable, a new service launched by Middleboro, MA-based Shotgunflat, Inc., helps businesses and organizations of all types and sizes ensure accessibility for their websites, apps, and other digital resources.
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.
“ADA website accessibility complaints are on the rise and currently there are thousands of cases nationwide,” explained Mike McKenna, president of Shotgunflat. “Adaptable is committed to ensuring that the information found on websites and in apps is accessible to all users, regardless of ability.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. This includes employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Adaptable is stepping up to implement best practices for ADA online compliance. With nearly two decades of website design experience, the parent company, Shotgunflat, is helping companies get ahead of the curve and avoid costly liability.
Adaptable follows a specific set of guidelines that are considered the industry standard and are available to web developers to ensure that the information on a website is accessible to people with disabilities. This also pertains to portions of a company’s website where job seekers may apply for employment.
Adaptable works with businesses and others to analyze their current digital accessibility status, formulate a remediation plan, execute the required changes, and monitor the product going forward to ensure that companies remain compliant over time.
Adaptable is currently offering a free website audit to businesses, non-profits and other organizations.
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, Internet 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.