Frequently Asked Questions for ADA compliance

Between Vimeo and YouTube, which has better support for accessibility?
Vimeo has historically had poorer support for accessibility of their player and support for captions than YouTube, though Vimeo does currently support good ...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 10:51 AM
Are charter schools and private schools required to be compliant in the same way public schools are?
We can’t speak definitively to the legal requirements except to note that discrimination laws clearly apply to such entities. Public entities have clearer r...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 10:52 AM
Do schools need to make special considerations for social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)?
Social media is often a primary mechanism for communication and information dissemination for schools. Even though schools cannot control the accessibility ...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 10:52 AM
Can you recommend companies or organizations that can coordinate website compliance?
WebAIM can help you navigate the website compliance process.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 10:53 AM
If we embed a YouTube video into the website, doesn’t YouTube automatically handle the accessibility issues?
Yes, at least partially. The YouTube video player has acceptable accessibility, however the video author is still responsible to provide captions for the me...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 10:54 AM
Does WebAIM provide a service to test for accessibility, broken links and spelling errors?
We do provide the free WAVE accessibility testing accessibility service – This tool focuses on accessibility and does not test broken...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 10:54 AM
Must transcripts have to be created for the entire website, or just multi-media portions?
Transcripts are only relevant to video and audio content. Users with disabilities can read text content from other portions of the site. Thanks again to...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 11:16 AM
Will embedded content, such as a Google calendar or a Facebook feed create issues with screen readers?
Screen readers generally have access to embedded content.  If you are having problems with embedded content there may be an issue with your usage of the scr...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 11:02 AM
For a recurring event, like a weekly sports practice, will each event need to have a specific name to be ADA compliant?
Yes. Each event name would need to be unique. Ideally, if you have recurring events, the easiest approach is to simply append a date to that event.  We ...
Mon, 5 Aug, 2019 at 11:08 AM