Is your website accessible to everyone?

Ensure web accessibility with ADA and WGAC 2.1 compliance.

It's estimated that 20% of the world's population lives with a disability. When your website is inaccessible to this segment of visitors you are not only losing out on potential guests but inadvertently creating an exclusionary environment for millions of Americans and potentially opening yourself up to legal consequences. We can all do better and ADA and WGAC 2.1 guidelines can help dental websites to achieve accessibility for all.

ADA & WCAG 2.1 Compliance for Dentists

Getting your dental website compliant with ADA and WCAG Guidelines is easier than you might think. Circulation Dental can help you achieve web accessibility for all users, ensuring that your practice is creating an environment of inclusiveness and limiting legal liability.

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Thousands of dental websites are inaccessible and prevent people with disabilities from participating. It’s time to change that.

As dental practitioners, we know that you care about making your patients' lives better and serving your community. But did you know that you could inadvertently be excluding a large portion of website visitors living with a disability by not adhering to WGAC 2.1 guidelines? This framework of recommendations helps business owners achieve accessibility for all on the web, limits legal liability, and demonstrates a willingness to pursue inclusivity in your business practice.

3 Simple Steps to Make Your Dental Website ADA Compliant

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Test your site to see if you are following guidelines

By running a quick and free web ADA compliance test, we can determine what factors limit your dental website's accessibility and create a roadmap for correcting them.

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Purchase a subscription for an ADA compliance widget

Circulation Dental relies on a simple, lightweight accessibility widget by UserWay. With both free and paid options and minimal impact on page load speed, UserWay can help.

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Have Circulation Dental or your developer install it

Installation and configuration are fairly easy for any experienced web developer. Pass on the script to your web developer or hire Circulation Dental to install it for you!


The Benefits of ADA and WCAG Compliance for Dental Websites

By following ADA and WCAG 2.1 guidelines and making your dental website complaint, you can rest easy knowing that your home on the web is accessible to all users. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it also limits your exposure to legal actions against websites that are not fully accessible.

Create an environment of inclusiveness for all users, especially the millions of Americans living with disabilities

Mitigate your legal risks by clearly demonstrating a willingness to accommodate Americans living with disabilities

Improve the user experience and function of your website by following WGAC 2.1 guidelines, thereby opening your virtual doors to 20% more visitors

WCAG Level A

Level A represents the bare minimum level of conformance to WGAC standards and contains basic success criteria for removing serious accessibility barriers that affect a variety of disabled users.

WCAG Level AA

Additional barriers are removed for disabled users by achieving AA conformance and establishing accessibility that works for most assistive technologies and devices, like screen readers.

WCAG Level AAA

Level AAA is the highest level of adherence to WGAC guidelines and includes a larget number of additional success criteria to establish the highest possible level of accessibility and protection of legal actions.

WCAG 2.1 & ADA Compliance with a Single Line of Code

UserWay’s solutions make WCAG & ADA compliance easy and will work on a variety of site creation platforms such as WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix, and all Dental Website platforms.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ADA and WCAG Compliance for Dentists

Are ADA and WCAG mandatory for Dental Websites?

As lawsuit numbers have reached a record high in recent years, it's no secret that the law on website and mobile accessibility is growing at an astounding pace. Although there is currently no strict law requiring compliance with ADA and WCAG standards, those who do not make their websites accessible, open themselves up to legal actions as courts are siding more and more with plaintiffs in ADA accessibility lawsuits.

How long will it take to make my website compliant?

This depends on our current workload and schedule but in general, compliance can be achieved a few days after you purchase the software license for the ADA/WGAC widget and pay the installation and optimization costs.

What are the initial and ongoing costs to stay within guidelines?

The monthly pricing of our go-to ADA compliance widget is easy to determine however the initial optimization of your website is not as easy to estimate without first knowing the number of pages and elements that need to be addressed, first. Since every website is different this number can vary but, in general, you can expect full compliance to cost $200 or more.

Some Elements of WGAC 2.1 Guidelines

Video and audio captions for those who are deaf or hard of hearing

Written transcripts for pre-recorded audio files

Descriptive alt-image text for blind users to better understand context of imagery

Resizable text for clarity and ease of reading


Online forms without a time limit so that users have the time they need to fill them out

Mouseless navigation

Consistency among headers, footers, and sidebars, for easier, more uniform navigation

Proper heading level structure for users with screen readers to easily navigate the site

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