ADA Compliance Course

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The Course That Tells You Exactly What to Do

Our ADA Compliance Course is designed for every website owner who doesn’t want to get sued over website accessibility. There is nothing else like this course on the market, let’s talk about why.

Have you ever noticed that website accessibility lawsuits aren’t stopping?

Website owners – including Fortune 500 companies – have been sued for the better part of the last decade and they’re still getting sued, even in 2024.

  • Petsmart
  • Container Store
  • Mattel
  • Gucci
  • Hair Club for Men
  • Four Seasons Hotels
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Finish Line
  • Lay-Z-Boy
  • Ashley Furniture
  • Pep Boys
  • Walt Disney Parks
  • Michaels Stores

The list goes on and on and on.

And this is despite the fact that some website owners – including those same Fortune 500 companies – are hiring the loftiest and most expensive digital accessibility companies in the world.

Of course, for every recognizable household brand that’s sued because their website is allegedly not ADA compliant, there are hundreds more small and medium-sized businesses who are sued.

Some buy accessibility widgets. Others pay for Fiverr gigs. Many hire an agency for a multi-thousand dollar audit.

And yet the lawsuit numbers only continue to tick up?

Why Aren’t ADA Website Lawsuits Slowing Down?

  • Because widgets don’t do anything. Plaintiffs’ law firms actually target websites with them.
  • Because Fiverr gigs are almost always a ripoff. No service is going to make a website “ADA compliant” for $500.
  • Because audits only tell you what issues exist. You still need to fix them.
  • Most accessibility companies won’t remediate or fix your website which means website owners have to try make fix everything on their own or hire someone. Either way, this disjointed process means remediation can take 6-8 months.
  • Because big digital accessibility companies sell you scans, tools, and “solutions” that don’t solve your problem and keep you on an accessibility “journey” which keeps you renewing an annual subscription.

Ultimately, we see a never-ending cycle of lawsuits because most of the sellers never give you the real answer (and many of the “experts” don’t even know the answer themselves).

What is the Best Way to Stop ADA Website Lawsuits?

The best course of action to stop website accessibility demand letters and lawsuits is to make your website fully WCAG 2.1 AA conformant.

WCAG 2.1 AA conformance comes as a result of an audit (find issues) and remediation (fix issues). There are three important bullet points to remember with these services:

  • They’re always manual services, never automated products.
  • The quality of services can vary. If you get bad quality services, you can still have issues.
  • It’s optimal to have the same service provider provide both services.

Even though full WCAG 2.1 AA conformance is the best path to making your website ADA compliant, there are two significant problems:

  • A full audit and remediation can take 2-4 months to complete.
  • Both services can easily total $5,000 or more.

What Can I Do Right Now to Prevent an ADA Lawsuit?

The less accessibility issues your website has, the better. So fixing what you can is always a move in the right direction.

But there’s more to avoiding lawsuits than just fixing a few issues.

Fix 15 Issues

You need to fix the accessibility issues that plaintiffs’ law firms look for – and there are 15 that the 30 most active plaintiffs’ lawyers claim over and over again.

95% of accessibility issues claimed in complaints filed in court come down to these 15 issues.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have weaponized the the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and apply the technical standards very strictly against website owners in making claims that a website’s accessibility creates barriers to access and thus discriminates against the plaintiff.

Therefore, it’s crucial that website owners be aware of the detailed and technical issues that are used against them.

The more issues we fix, the less attractive our website becomes to plaintiffs’ lawyers and as you apply the lessons in this course, your risk continues to level down.

Prioritize Fixes

But as mentioned, remediation can take a while – especially if your website has several pages. So you have to be strategic in prioritizing not only pages, but the issues. Because of the 15 issues, some are much more likely to be claimed that others.

The top 3 issues are:

  1. Missing alternative text
  2. Missing form field labels
  3. Lack of keyboard navigability

And the list goes on.

So the key is to start with the most commonly claimed issues and to continue down to the lesser claimed issues.

How to Fix

Of course, it’s not enough to know what to fix – you must know exactly how to fix each issue. It’s not enough simply to have a web developer because accessibility is its own specialty subset of knowledge.

A common example of how things go wrong is web developers misusing ARIA labels. ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications and we use ARIA to make custom components accessible. However, many web developers only know of ARIA and they don’t actually understand the technical aspects of accessibility.

Generally, developers also make mistakes because they gloss over details which are crucial.

Because of this, even well-intentioned ADA website compliance efforts can still leave a website with critical accessibility issues.

How Does The ADA Compliance Course Help Website Owners?

The ADA Compliance Course lays out all of the information we just discussed in easy, plain English step-by-step instructions:

  • 15 most commonly claimed issues
  • Prioritization: what issues to fix first
  • How to technically make the fixes

The course covers all of the strategy website owners and their digital teams need to know to get started fixing issues immediately. The course instills the mindset of let’s be aggressive and try to fix as much as we can, as best we can, as fast as we can.

No waiting around for audits. No researching service providers. Just get started.

The beauty of the course is you will incrementally reduce your risk of being sued as you take actions on the lessons.

Who Created the ADA Compliance Course?

Kris Rivenburgh seated at a conference room table and smiling.

Kris Rivenburgh is the creator of the course and instructor for all of the lessons.

Kris is the attorney who literally wrote the book on ADA compliance for digital assets: The ADA Book (available on Amazon).

Kris has been recognized by major publications including The Economist, Yahoo Small Business, Verizon, MN.gov (Minnesota), SYR.edu (Syracuse), and Illinois.edu.

Kris also has four guides on ADA compliance and web accessibility published in Bloomberg Law.

Furthermore, Kris has 7 years of experience in ADA compliance and website accessibility and has advised hundreds clients – from small businesses to global corporations.

When you purchase course, you will get all of Kris’s research, insider knowledge, and expertise. Nothing is held back.

About the Course

The ADA Compliance Course trains your team on best practices for ADA compliance and how to find and fix the accessibility issues most likely to lead to a lawsuit.

This means your team will have instructions on how to find (audit) and fix (remediate) the accessibility issues commonly named by the most active plaintiffs law firms (named below) claim in actual complaints filed in state and federal court.

Plaintiffs law firms include:

  • Mars Khaimov, PLLC
  • Pacific Trial Attorneys (Scott J. Ferrell)
  • J. Courtney Cunningham, Esq.
  • Gottlieb & Associates (Michael A. LaBollita)
  • Stein Saks, LLC (Mark Rozenberg)
  • Mizrahi Kroub LLP (William J. Downes)
  • Law Office of Pelayo Duran, P.A.
  • Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A.
  • Shaked Law Group, P.C. (Dan Shaked)
  • The Law Office of Noor A Saab, Esq.
  • Lawrence H. Fisher
  • Zemel Law (Daniel Zemel, Esq.)
  • Marcus & Zelman, LLC (Yitzchak Zelman, Esq.)
  • Manning Law, APC (Joseph R. Manning, Jr.)
  • Acacia Barros, P.A.
  • The Hill Law Firm (Michelle E. Hill, Esq.)
  • Block & Leviton LLP (Jason M. Leviton)
  • Wilshire Law Firm (Thiago M. Coelho, Esq.)
  • NYE, Stirling, Hale, Miller & Sweet (Benjamin J. Sweet, Jonathan D. Miller)
  • Mendez Law Offices, PLLC (Diego Herman Mendez, Esq.)
  • Law Offices of Sanjay R. Gohil
  • Gabriel A. Levy, P.C.
  • Jon L. Norinsberg, Esq

These law firms are located in and file complaints in New York (2nd circuit), California (9th circuit), New Jersey (3rd circuit), Florida (11th circuit), Pennsylvania (3rd circuit), Massachusetts (1st circuit), North Carolina (4th circuit).

Laws cited by these law firms include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • California Unruh Civil Rights Act
  • New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL)
  • New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL)

Not only will you reduce your risk of litigation, but you will dramatically improve your website’s accessibility by incorporating 19 of the most important WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria covered in the course.

Features

The course features:

  • Video explanations (from Kris) for each lesson
  • Clear, easy-to-understand text explanations
  • Practical code examples (this makes fixes easy for developers)
  • Strategic remediation (for immediate risk reduction)
  • Bonus cheatsheet and checklist downloads (so you stay organized)
  • Updates section (so you can quickly know of any new trends)

Website Builder Platforms

Regardless of what website builder platform you use, as long as you have code access, you can make fixes.

  • Shopify
  • WordPress
  • SquareSpace
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce
  • Big Commerce
  • Godaddy Website Builder
  • Duda
  • Webflow
  • Webnode
  • Magento
  • Bubble

Not sure if your platform allows code edits?

Email us at info@adacompliance.net and we’ll look into it for you.

Benefits

There are numerous benefits to the ADA Compliance Course including:

  • Prevent ADA website lawsuits and demand letters
  • Train your employees and contractors on key accessibility issues
  • Add your investment in training to your accessibility statement
  • Leverage your accessibility prowess for a first-mover advantage in your market
  • Perfect start to working towards full WCAG 2.1 AA (or 2.2) conformance / accessibility certification
  • Lower your costs vs. sourcing accessibility work to third-parties
  • Get ahead of compliance for new ADA regulations
  • Relief knowing you have access to the best information on ADA compliance for websites

Bonuses

Sign up today and you’ll also receive:

  • Excel spreadsheet checklist (for all of the most common claims)
  • Summary of claimed issues cheatsheet
  • Roles for claimed issues cheatsheet
  • Interactive elements cheatsheet
  • PDFs from actual complaints filed in court
  • Grandfathered pricing

The ADA Compliance Course comes with a 14-day money back guarantee so sign up now and start working on website accessibility the smart way.

This course has two license options. One option is for teams of 5 or less. Another option is for teams of 6-10.

Pricing is a one-time fee. This course is not a subscription which means once you purchase, you have access to the course and all subsequent updates for life.

If you need a license for a larger team, email us at info@adacompliance.net.