After nearly a year of research and work on the subject of website accessibility, we have finalized an excellent accessibility solution for our clients. Earlier this month we signed a licensing agreement with a software company that provides an artificial intelligence product that will re-program your website for various disabilities in order to make your website fully accessible. Rather than the five-figure solutions being talked about in some dental circles, our licensing agreement entitles us to install this software on any of our websites for only $380, with an ongoing licensing and maintenance fee of $50/month. And unlike cheap widgets that are being promoted by others, this application makes your website fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act with its subsequent interpretations by the courts and by the Department of Justice.
While the Internet Marketing Agreement that all our clients have signed tells you that we have taken steps to make your website accessible, it warned that making your website comply with all the rules, once those rules were established, would likely involve further costs. Now that website accessibility lawsuits are accelerating, and now that we’ve been able to clarify the rules and bring the fees for compliance down to a reasonable level, we recommend that you act to make your website fully compliant with the law.
For details, you’ll want to be sure to read our blog post: ADA Compliance Standards – How to Avoid a Lawsuit.
Dave Hall, our company president, has also had an article on this subject approved for the June issue of Dental Economics, so you may want to look for that.