The Towne Law Firm: Our Journey to ADA Website Compliance (and Why You Should Care)

Aug 31, 2023

Albany, NY | In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, ensuring equal access and inclusivity for all internet users has become imperative. At The Towne Law Firm, we take this responsibility seriously. We’re excited to announce our partnership with Access Design Studio (ADS), a leading ADA compliance company, to make our website double-A compliant. This isn’t just a testament to our commitment to all users on the internet, but also an opportunity to shed light on the importance of ADA compliance and the legal aspects surrounding it.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to ensure equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. In the digital age, ADA compliance extends to websites, making sure they are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. This isn’t just about adhering to regulations; it’s about fostering inclusivity and offering an optimal user experience for every individual, regardless of their abilities.

Partnering with Access Design Studio was a crucial step in making our website ADA compliant. Their expertise and guidance helped us navigate the complex landscape of web accessibility, ensuring that our site adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standards. With a user-centric approach, ADS transformed our website into a platform that caters to a diverse audience, upholding our commitment to excellence and accessibility.

Why ADA Compliance Matters for Your Business:

  1. Inclusivity: ADA compliance opens doors to a wider audience, enhancing user engagement and interaction. When your website is accessible, you demonstrate that your brand values all potential customers.
  2. Legal Protection: Many businesses have faced legal actions due to inaccessible websites. Individuals with disabilities have the right to file lawsuits if they encounter barriers on websites that prevent them from accessing information or services. As legal professionals, we’ve represented numerous clients facing such lawsuits, offering them the guidance they need to navigate this legal landscape effectively.
  3. Reputation: An ADA compliant website showcases your commitment to social responsibility and inclusivity. This positive image can resonate with customers and enhance your brand’s reputation.

At The Towne Law Firm, we understand the challenges businesses face when it comes to ADA compliance lawsuits. Our expertise extends beyond website development – we’re equipped to provide strategic legal counsel to businesses navigating the legal intricacies of ADA compliance cases. From proactive measures to prevent lawsuits to defending your interests if legal action arises, we’re here to provide comprehensive legal support tailored to your unique situation.

Our recent achievement of double-A ADA compliance signifies our unwavering dedication to creating an internet that is accessible to all. Through our partnership with Access Design Studio, we’ve not only revamped our website but also fortified our understanding of the legal implications surrounding ADA compliance. We encourage every business to recognize the importance of inclusivity and accessibility, not just as a legal requirement, but as a moral obligation to make the digital world truly equitable for everyone. Should you need legal representation or guidance on ADA compliance matters, feel free to reach out – we’re here to help you navigate these challenges and opportunities.

The Towne Law Firm’s business law team provides advice and counsel to numerous publicly and privately held corporate, commercial, and business entities across a wide range of industries. From small, closely held companies to entities with hundreds of employees earning hundreds of millions of dollars annually, we have the experience to address the multitude of issues which arise in the formation, ownership, and operation of a business.

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