Several dentists in Texas have received letters from attorneys alleging their websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA) because the websites are not accessible to individuals with disabilities such as blindness or hearing impairment. Such letters typically request the payment of some amount of money in order to avoid a lawsuit, and may also insist on prompt compliance with the law. Such claims appear to be on the increase. If you have a website you may similarly be at risk.1 While the task of putting your website into full compliance may require some time and expense, there are certain steps that can be taken in the short term.
Here are some things you can do now to decrease the risk of a claim:
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