The average person spends nearly 7 hours online every day, reading articles, scrolling their social feeds, or maybe even checking out your website. With everyone spending so much time online, digital marketing has become a core part of every brand’s strategy. From email to social and native to behaviorally targeted programmatic advertising, digital marketing allows business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketers to efficiently target customers during their digital journeys. However, the rapid adoption of digital marketing brings added responsibility for marketers, ensuring everyone, including individuals with disabilities, can access and interact with your branded content. Complying with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is not just a legal requirement, but a strategic move that expands the reach of marketing campaigns and resonates with a broader audience.
ADA compliance goes beyond simply making websites accessible for screen readers and other assistive technologies. “We’ve found even our largest clients, with seasoned marketing leadership, do not fully understand ADA requirements,” said Jim Livecchi, VP of Strategy at Kreber. The regulation encompasses a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, cognitive, and motor impairment. “We are helping our clients create truly inclusive online and offline brand experiences and think holistically about every piece of content and branded communication.”
Here are 5 considerations to ensure your brand’s inclusivity and ADA compliance.