ADA Remediation and Compliance: An understanding for HVAC Business Website Compliance
Your HVAC livelihood could be vulnerable to fines and/or lawsuits that could cost thousands of dollars. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is being understood to include a business’s website as “places of public accommodation”. This includes your business’s website presence. It might not be your purpose but if your website has unavailable features to it you may be exposing your company to fines and/or lawsuits. Persons with disabilities can think this is discriminatory against them and other persons with disabilities and based on that perspective your business’s website could be in violation of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Act.
The facts are in and HVACs of all sizes, even those with less than 15 workers are experiencing legal issues in record time. For HVACs specifically, your site needs to be ADA compliant and operational. Website accessibility could be interpreted to mean that your websites functions are accessible with remediation to those with hardships. This ensures your website is easy to use and can also provide more sales for your business.
As we move into the future and beyond it will be critical to have a review process in place to help make your website ADA usable and compliant. No company wants to receive that dreaded legal letter in the mail. Especially, since there are many offerings available for your business’s website. ADA website compliance fines are currently being issued against many companies to include HVAC businesses. The answer is to have a great business work with you to mitigate that legal pain.