Did you know that epilepsy and web accessibility go hand in hand? Not only does having an ADA compliant website help blind people access the web, but it also helps those with photosensitive epilepsy safely navigate websites.

People with photosensitive epilepsy and other seizure disorders, can have seizures triggered by flashing lights, or content with a lot of flashing imagery. Because these seizures can be life-threatening, it can prevent people from accessing the internet at all. The Americans with Disabilities Act has made this type of content illegal.

Epilepsy icon to represent web accessibility and epilepsy.According to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), there are two very specific rules regarding this:

  • Web pages must not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period.
  • Any motion animation that is triggered by an interaction must be disabled.

If your website does not follow these two rules, you could be at risk of a lawsuit. Not having anything that flashes for more than three times in a one second period is easy enough, but removing all motion animation?

We know what you may be thinking, “I have to get rid of ALL my animated motion from my website?” As seasoned web designers, we understand the importance of integrating motion into web design. Luckily, AvenueADA offers a solution that allows users to disable motion animation themselves if need be. With the click of a single button, all motion animation can be disabled by the specific user.

Who Else is Affected by Web Accessibility?

There are many people with different types of disabilities that need to access the internet. To get a better understanding of the disabilities that rely on ADA Compliant websites, click here. If your website is not accessible to all these disabilities, then you could be at risk of a lawsuit.

Disabilities that Rely on ADA Compliant Websites

Our software will make your website compliant with the WCAG 2.1. Installed quickly, our software meets all four principles of the WCAG 2.1 to make your website ADA compliant. Contact us today!