The number of federal lawsuits filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have more than quadrupled over the last seven years*. 2019 alone topped another all-time record with over 11,000 lawsuits. If you receive a demand letter or in the process of an website accessibility lawsuit, we can help! By collaborating with Lighthouse Works, you can leverage our expertise and deep understanding of all the accessibility standards and specifications.
Not only can Lighthouse Works help you reduce the risk for costly litigation, we can protect your brand by providing ADA certification and ensure your customers can properly access your digital presence.
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WITH ADA CERTIFICATION Visitors to your website will know your site is ADA compliant and can see the details of your certification just by clicking our official compliance badge. With the Lighthouse Works ADA certification, you not only protect your brand but you also highlight your company’s commitment to digital accessibility and ensuring best user experience for all users, regardless of their abilities.
As a Lighthouse Works customer, you benefit from our team’s years of experience evaluating website accessibility and developing custom solutions to make the most challenging web interfaces accessible to users who are blind and visually impaired. Our customers appreciate our company values, including our drive for excellence and relentless commitment toward an inclusive world where all people deserve to have an equal opportunity.
Customers choose Lighthouse Works' Digital Accessibility services and solutions based on a proven track record for customer satisfaction, quality, reliability, ease of doing business and cost-effective pricing - while investing in a partner that is changing the lives of children and adults with vision loss.
“Lighthouse Works was a lifesaver for Brownie Brittle! After researching multiple companies to help our website become WCAG compliant, Lighthouse was by far the best choice.
~Ashley Dawkins, Marketing Director Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle
Lighthouse Works offer customers reliable and cost effective website accessibility solutions. Our proven process for auditing, reporting, and offering expert-level guidance reaches beyond the many inadequate and automated services available online. What's more, our team of experts will guarantee your digital presence is always accessible to everyone.
Unlike other companies, Lighthouse Works utilize both automation and humans to evaluate your digital content. With over 40 years of experience using numerous assistive technologies (ATs) on several operating systems and platforms, our team of experts have a deep understanding of all the accessibility standards and specifications and can tackle the most difficult website accessibility challenges for companies of every size.
We provide customers with a roadmap to successful remediation. Our comprehensive report provides high-level summary and detailed results to assist companies achieve WCAG compliance. You get a fully detailed, easy-to-understand report that identifies any website accessibility issues, according to severity of deficiency and impact to the end user, along with recommendations explaining how to resolve deficiencies with code level examples and suggestions.
Did you know that website accessibility boosts your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts and improves your website's organic search rankings.
Our popular user friendly yet powerful web hosting solution is the perfect fit for companies that do not have an in house technical support to create and manage their web content. For as low as $200 per month, you get a professional and secure website that meets your specific business needs. Most importantly, you get a peace of mind that your website is always 100% accessible and meet all section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 AA.
|Inclusive to All||Yes||Yes|
|100% WCAG Compliance 24/7 Section 508, WCAG 2.1, ADA Title III||Yes||Yes|
|Comply with Legislation 24/7||Yes||Yes|
|Manual & Automated Testing||Yes||Yes|
|Free Domain with Sign Up(Excludes premium domains)||No||Yes|
|Security||Hosting in Microsoft Azure cloud||Hosting in Microsoft Azure cloud|
|Dedicated Customer Support||Email & Phone|
|Customization||4 Content Changes per Month||8 Content Changes per Month|
|Pricing||$200 per month No commitment Billed monthly||$200 per month 12 month commitment Billed annually|
|sign up links||Sign Up||Sign Up|
Our proven website accessibility remediation process helps companies of every size bring their digital assets into WCAG compliance. Our team of experts will guide you every step of the way and create a custom remediation plan that is unique to your business. Whether it is digital assets that can be remediated directly by your in-house technical resources, our team of experts, or your third party providers, you can count on Lighthouse Works to streamline the website accessibility remediation process. It is our commitment to ensure your websites, applications and documents are accessible to all and represent your company precisely in the custom fashion you want and need.
Companies that have taken the initiatives to make their digital presence accessible find that one of the biggest upsides to an accessible website is that it provides a better user experience for everyone, not just for people with disabilities.
Wish to make your software usable for someone who can’t see their monitor? Are you looking for expert level guidance for creating accessible software and application? DONE! Our team of talented developers and designers can solve these projects or any of your other greatest accessibility challenges. Lighthouse Works provides accessibility compliance consulting and training with an emphasis on custom software development related to the usability and accessibility of websites, applications, platforms and workflows. We ensure companies like yours meet WCAG compliance and 508 standards, while also making certain your digital presence is accessible for all.
FACT! Using online tools, website accessibility toolbars and website accessibility widgets does not give you WCAG compliance or reduce your risk for ADA website compliance lawsuit. While these types of plugin/overlays improve some website accessibility elements it does not make your website fully accessible to people with disabilities and ensure an equal experience to everyone. An online website accessibility tool can only check if certain elements are present, not if those elements allow access to content for a user with disability. Most automated tools check 40% of the standards leaving 60% of those standards unaddressed. Many companies who uses these online tools end up having two different versions of their website — an alternate version and the original version. This is why Lighthouse Works make website, both within the content and at the code level, accessible.
See below the difference using online website accessibility tools versus actual human testers.
|Our Proven Process||feature||Website Accessibility Widget|
|✓ 100% Compliance||100% WCAG Compliance 24/7Section 508, WCAG 2.1, ADA Title III||X 50% Compliance|
|✓ 100% Compliance||Comply with Legislation 24/7||X 50% Compliance|
|✓ Automated & Manual||Website Accessibility Check||X Automated No manual testing leaving majority of the standards unchecked.|
|✓ Code Level Ensure 100% WCAG compliance||Remediation||X Plugin Does not fix all accessibility issues|
|✓ Tested (both automatically and manually)||Digital Documents||X Not tested|
|✓ Expert Level Guidance to ensure ongoing WCAG compliance||Ongoing support||X Talk to the Widget! Widget assume your problems are solved|
|✓ Everything is labeled and the labels actually make sense.||HTML Labeling||X Some things can be labeled automatically; some cannot|
|✓ All custom widgets have the correct ARIA attributes, so users know how to use them||ARIA||X A widget can only guess what the right ARIA info should be, so it cannot fix ARIA problems|
|✓ 100% WCAG Compliance||Comply with Access Technology||X Competes with user software and creates new and unforeseen issues|
|Your digital content is accessible and inclusive to everyone, AT ALL TIMES!||Bottom Line||Your digital content is accessible to some, SOMETIMES!|
No one is better equipped to test your website accessibility for WCAG compliance and Section 508 than people who need accessible digital content every day. For us, digital accessibility is not just about meeting regulations. It is about a commitment to create a more inclusive world and provide an equal opportunity for all people everywhere, regardless of their abilities.
We are Lighthouse Works, a social enterprise helping businesses of every size achieve digital inclusion, and digital equality. Since 1976, we have worked to empower the lives of individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss and provide them with the essential tools to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so that they can remain active and productive members of our community.
Our talented team of visually impaired software developers and analysts ensure your company eliminate any digital barriers for users with disability (1 in 4 Americans) to access your online presence while at the same time ensuring a better user experience for everyone. In addition to our attention to detail and expert-level knowledge of current WCAG guidelines, our team genuinely care about the 26% of Americans who need websites to be accessible.
There are many things companies can do to ensure digital accessibility. If you are not sure where to start, Lighthouse Works is here to help!
“Lighthouse Works was a lifesaver for Brownie Brittle! After researching multiple companies to help our website become ADA accessible, Lighthouse was by far the best choice. They were reasonably priced, and we respected that the actual workers who tested the website in each phase were people with disabilities themselves; this definitely increased their level of credibility. They were a big help throughout every step of the process, and were always willing to jump on a quick call to answer any of our questions. We would highly recommend Lighthouse Works to any company, large or small, that needs to update their website to gain ADA accessibility status.
Ashley Dawkins, Marketing Director
Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle