AVOID COSTLY LAWSUITS! Make your site accessible for everyone. (August 2021 Newsletter)

Summary

Is your website accessible for those with disabilities? If your answer is no then you might get in trouble due to the increasing number of lawsuits that are occurring.

AVOID COSTLY LAWSUITS! Make your site accessible for everyone.

Is your website accessible for those with disabilities? If your answer is no then you might get in trouble due to the increasing number of lawsuits that are occurring.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires certain businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Web content should be accessible to blind users, deaf users and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers or other assistive technologies.

In fact, people that have trouble using a mouse, for any reason such as arthritis or carpal tunnel, fall into that category.
What are the possible consequences if you don't comply?

  1. You could face a lawsuit if a person with a disability claims they cannot access your website.
  2. You might endure legal fees and have to pay a possible settlement.
  3. It's a potential public relations problem.
  4. You'll need to spend more money to rebuild your website so that it complies with the ADA.

But don't fret! We could set up an Accessibility Solution Tool and Policy on your website for only $150. One of our clients, carwashaces.com already has it on their site. Check it out.

Full compliance with the WCAG 2.1 guidelines requires something even more costly, but the above can give you a basic level of protection against trolling attorney firms just looking to make a quick several thousand dollars.

If you're interested in this service, contact us through [email protected] or click the button below, and we can give you more details.

 

Beware of 'Email Copycats'

This image, which was a capture from an email we recently received, looks on the surface like a legitimate email from Amazon, right? WRONG! It's a copycat email

How can you  spot suspicious emails like this one that we received?

  1. Check the from address and make sure it’s legitimate. Don’t look too quickly as it’s common for these spammers to create a “lookalike” domain - amazentech.comcould look exactly like amazontech.com if you’re not careful.
  2.  Go to the website yourself and login in. Don’t click on the link or button. The button they want you to click on actually goes to https://fastsupport.gotoassist.com/.  - So what you can do is right-click on the button and copy the URL, and paste it into a text editor if you want to see it what it is.
  3.  You can always read the text as well. Almost always there are misspellings and capitalization problems.
  4.  If they are claiming you bought something, first check your credit card statements, either by calling your credit card company or logging in online and viewing your recent activity.

And remember, have some type of antivirus software running on your computer as even the most knowledgeable and careful of us can make a mistake and click on a button in an email!

Stay safe everyone and do not click rogue links!

 

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