Websites that work for people of all abilities
We help socially-minded companies increase their impact, reduce their legal risk, and grow their bottom line.
Accessly helps you do good, make money and comply with the law.
Your business and livelihood could be at risk.
Website accessibility lawsuits increased by over 3600% between 2015 and 2018.
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In the USA, a website that isn’t accessible can result in a $75,000 fine for your first violation and $150,000 for your second, and that’s not to mention attorneys’ fees and other potential damages.
In Canada, fines for repeated accessibility law violations, such as the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), can attract fines of up to $100,000 per day.
Companies like Target, AOL, and Netflix have been sued multiple times for a lack of accessibility, settling disputes that ended up costing them millions. And, plenty of small businesses have been sued as well.
As a small or medium-sized business, you literally can’t afford that to happen.
Open your doors to millions of people currently locked out.
A young man with quadriplegia. An elderly woman with severe arthritis. A war veteran with amputated arms. All find it difficult or impossible to use a mouse, making keyboard-only navigation essential.
Without an accessible website, your target market is far less than it should be, shrinking earning potential and opening the door for lawsuits.
When there are millions of users that can’t access your website and engage with your content, for a small business, that's game-changing revenue being left on the table.
Help improve the lives of people with disabilities.
For years people with disabilities have fought for equal access.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, a significant step in equal access.
The internet went live to the world, without much fanfare or press coverage. Most people at that time didn't know it existed.
The birth of Google's search engine dramatically changed the way users engaged with the Internet.
High speed internet use began to sharply increase, and with it users' dependence on the Internet for research, shopping, entertainment and more.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published recommendations for making Web content more accessible: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, now widely viewed as the international benchmark for website accessibility.
WCAG 2.1 published with additional guidelines.
Almost every business conducts matters online. From billing to scheduling and everything in between.
Just like persons with disabilities need access to physical business spaces, they also need access to the website business spaces.
The government has repeatedly affirmed its position that the ADA applies to websites.
Yet, most business websites are still not accessible.
That's why Accessly was built.
We believe anyone should be able to access any site without difficulty, and that people with disabilities should have equal access to the web as a given.
That's why we strive to make it easier and more affordable for businesses to adopt accessibility and have a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities and requires the vast majority of business owners, regardless of the size of their business, to make their products and services available to all people, regardless of their abilities.
The U.S. Department of Justice has repeatedly affirmed its position that the ADA applies to websites, and many businesses have faced lawsuits for failing to have accessible websites. So many, in fact, that website accessibility lawsuits increased 3600% from 2015 to 2018.
These lawsuits are particularly devastating to small businesses that frequently lack the resources to effectively defend the litigation and make the required website changes--let alone pay the fines and fees.
Actually, these lawsuits are likely to be more devastating to small businesses because owners may be held personally liable in certain circumstances.
I routinely advise my clients that a small investment up front is much better than the expensive consequences of taking the ‘head in the sand’ approach. Why expose yourself and your business to significant legal vulnerability when there is such a clear solution?
- Susan Burns, Attorney
Accessly is different.
Only Accessly offers an accessible website solution specifically for small to medium-sized businesses.
No need to test, fix and overhaul your entire website. Instead, we'll recreate your website on our platform.
Accessibility is baked right in to our hosting platform, and your content is set up by people who understand accessibility.
We monitor your site 24x7x365 so that your site is accessible, not only today but tomorrow and every day.
How it Works
First, we'll review your website needs with you to confirm that we're an ideal fit to work together on website accessibility and your other digital needs.
We'll build your site on our fully accessible platform and ensure that all your content is added in a way that complies with accessibility standards.
In addition to hosting your website, our system will monitor your website to ensure it remains accessible. If you need updates, we'll do them for you.