ADA Remediation

It’s About Equal Access to Information for Everyone

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed Congress in 1990. It set forth standards that would help ensure equal access to information for people with specific challenges. Our experienced and reliable team knows how to ensure your online presence is fully compliant.

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Why is this important?

The Justice Department enacted many regulations via Title III to the ADA specifically for businesses open to the public. Not only are more companies being sued for non-compliance but it’s just the right thing to do. Gain peace of mind by letting us help make sure your company’s website and electronic documents are compliant.

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Examples of ADA Title III businesses include:

  • Retail Stores
  • Banks
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Restaurants

This means they must provide full and equal enjoyment of their goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations—including web content. Because an inaccessible website can exclude people just as much as steps at an entrance to a physical location.

Our Experts Can Help

Not only does Media Well Done build documents with ADA compliance in mind, we can help to audit and remediate digital content per federal required standards. We provide remediation that makes your documents ADA, Section 508, WCAG, and PDF/UA compliant.

It’s complicated!
Be assured we analyze all required ADA compliance elements.

Hierarchical heading structure
Tagging a logical reading order
Proper list formatting and tables
Functional hyperlinks and form fields
Alt text for images
Color contrast

How do I know if my documents are ADA compliant?

It is difficult to tell when your PDFs are compliant just by looking, unless you are testing using assistive technology. You will need to open your PDF in your editing software (such as Adobe Acrobat) and look at the document’s properties. Media Well Done is happy to help.

Your document must include a title, author, subject, and keywords to be fully compliant.
PDF tags are the key to accessing a PDF’s content with assistive technologies. Tags are assigned to each page element in the document, and stores some information about it.
If your document is improperly tagged, it’s not accessible. One example of this is neglecting to specify the reading order of your tags.
Alternative text gives a meaningful description of a figure. Without alt text, a person using a screen reader will hear there is a graphic on the page, but won’t know what it is, why it’s there or how it’s important.
If the PDF is a scanned document, each page is treated like one big picture. Running OCR (Optical Character Recognition) converts scanned text to searchable/taggable/readable text, which makes the document accessible.
For data tables to be read correctly by assistive technology, the headers need to be defined, and their role (column or row) assigned correctly.
In documents longer than 9 pages, bookmarks aid in navigation. Generally speaking, these should match your headings.
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