What ADA Compliance for your website has to do with Search Engine results

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, many websites must now be built according to specifications that allow for equitable access to content.

For users who live with disabilities these accommodations increase access to information and improves quality of life online. For web developers, compliance increases the relevancy and expertise of websites, which raises their standing for search engine result pages (SERP’s).

High SERP ranking is the gold standard that all developers shoot for so this is course is a must have. The course will provide a solid orientation to Website Content Accessibility compliance.

In a 3-hr discussion the class will cover:

Understanding the problem both for users and businesses:
  • How disabilities impact a person’s ability to navigate the Internet?
  • Which types of businesses need to consider accessibility compliance for their website?
  • What are the potential consequences of ignoring accessibility compliance?
  • A brief examination of some example website accessibility problems and solutions
  • Why website content accessibility compliance cannot be solved by simply installing a plugin or running a utility
Understanding the solution:
  • Website Content Accessibility assessment
  • Considerations for choosing a website platform for a new website or a website rebuild
  • Where SEO and website content accessibility overlap
  • Strategies for ensuring the accessibility compliance of your business’ website in the short and long-term

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    This course provides introductory information only and
    should not be considered a substitute for legal advice.

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    This course will be done remotely.

    Who Is This Course For? 

    • Non-for-profit organizations. ADA compliance is mandated as the new standard requirements
    • Business owners who want their websites preformed and SEO optimized
    • Web developers who want to build highly effective websites
    What Will You Learn? 
    • Accessibility compliance requirements and concepts
    • Website Content Accessibility assessment
    • Why it cannot be solved by simply installing a plugin
    • Why Should Digital Marketers Care About Accessibility?

    Mentor: Shannah White

    Shannah is an active Website Developer supporting local businesses in the Hudson Valley from local professionals and craftsmen to web agencies and mid-size businesses. She began her journey into World Wide Web technologies in 1998. She is well-versed in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop. Drupal is her fave Content Management System, but she also has experience in WordPress, Zen Cart, Shopify, and Squarespace. She has written a custom ecommerce CMS from scratch, and maintains other custom CMSs for some of her client base.

    This course is also part of OpenHub’s professional Fast Track Website Development Bootcamp. To learn more about the bootcamp, follow this link.

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