ADA Website Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted 30 years ago to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination.  While businesses and public transportation are just some of the many spaces that are required to follow ADA standards in order to make their services accessible to individuals with disabilities, there are also detailed ADA Standards for Accessible Design for websites and other technology.

We know many OMA members operate websites for their practices and businesses. Having a website that is ADA compliant is vital to making sure that patients and clients with disabilities are able to learn more about and access your services. 

Resources

Learning about ADA Standards

ADA accessibility standards can be complicated.  This article provides a compliance checklist that allows you to gain a better understanding of ADA requirements and how to meet them.

Compliance Experts

Many business owners and companies work with compliance experts who review the website and highlight any areas that might be cause for concern, and then this information is passed on to your website developer.

Reach Out to a Compliance Expert

Criterion 508

Level Access

The Lighthouse Tool

If you are looking to evaluate your website, Lighthouse is a free tool that generates a report of items on your website that may not be compliant. Below are the instructions for accessing this tool:

  1. Download the Lighthouse browser extension for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lighthouse/blipmdconlkpinefehnmjammfjpmpbjk?hl=en
  2. In Google Chrome, go to the URL you want to audit. You can audit any URL on the web.
  3. Once the webpage loads, click the Lighthouse icon at the top of your browser > Generate Report. 

We know many OMA members operate websites for their practices and businesses. Having a website that is ADA compliant is vital to making sure that patients and clients with disabilities are able to learn more about and access your services. 

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) presents a forum for its members to be exposed to various products and services. It is the responsibility of each member to do due diligence, including reviewing literature, lectures, and background information. The individual is also responsible for becoming familiar with laws on prescribing limitations within his or her own state before practicing various therapies. OMA does not endorse, approve, or sponsor any products or services. We know many OMA members operate websites for their practices and businesses. Having a website that is ADA compliant is vital to making sure that patients and clients with disabilities are able to learn more about and access your services. 

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