Like insurance, preventative medical care, or ongoing vehicle maintenance, a CompliaScan accessibility audit is designed to prevent unforeseen but eventual costs associated with an inaccessible website and non-compliance. Not only can legal fees and fines cripple a business, but 71% of website visitors with disabilities will abandon a website that is not fully accessible leading to further loss of revenue. Considering 1-in-4 U.S. adults — according to the CDC — have a disability that impacts major life activities, inaccessibility costs website owners millions of dollars every year without considering the legal costs if sued for non-compliance.
It sounds cliché, but it's true. When it comes to threat of lawsuit over a non-compliant website, it's a matter of when, not if. So to answer the question, "do I really need a CompliaScan audit?" The short answer is that yes, a CompliaScan audit can provide you with all the information you need to ensure WCAG and ADA Title III compliance. However, whether you choose our product, another solution, or to do nothing, you will eventually need to take accessibility seriously. Given the fact that 98% of the top 1-million websites in the world aren't considered to be fully accessible, ostensibly every website owner is at risk, even if you believe you have everything covered.