The Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA) requires that places of public accommodation, including physicians’ and dentists’ offices, be accessible to persons with disabilities. This includes these businesses’ websites. The U.S. Department of Justice has taken the position that websites open to the public must also be accessible in various ways to people with sight or hearing impairment.
To assist its members in their efforts to comply with these regulations, the American Dental Association (ADA) has created two helpful documents.
- Website Accessibility: A quick rundown of steps members should consider in the short-term to make their websites more compliant with AwDA requirements.
- Website Accessibility Claims: Strategies for Dentists: A more detailed description of long-term actions members might consider to make their websites more fully accessible to people with sight or hearing impairment.