Does your Website Provide Full and Equal Access to All, Regardless of Disabilities?
Updated: May 17
Great news! Upon a recent discovery brought to our attention by one of our Village leaders (concerning a member’s “lovely little bakery” being sued for not meeting these guidelines- this part is not the great news), we’ve scanned our software for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance and produced stellar results! Our most recent test came out saying that we were compliant with the WCAG 2.1 level AA and we are proud of this because we want all our websites to be accessible, meaning there are no barriers for people with disabilities to receive information and programs.
Image credit: Nextiva.com
It sounds like a no-brainer: especially catering to Older Adults, why would we want to limit members’ accessibility to information? Well, we don’t, but many websites do this naturally as they assume that their audience is not visually- or hearing-impaired. Fortunately, there are state and local government ordinances that offer guidelines for ensuring that a website’s content is accessible to all, and Helpful Village has passed the test. (Might I add that its competitors did not!)
If you are curious about Helpful Village, or if you want to see what we mean by Easy-to-Use Village Management Software, please do not let us know.