Are you ADA and CCPA Compliant?
What is ADA?
The American Disability Act is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities that is making its way through the Internet.
Our goal is to help ensure that your websites are up to date with current standards to help those who may be visually impaired or hearing-impaired to access your website in the best possible way.
Some items to consider when updating your website and content:
- Create alt tags for all images, videos and audio files
- Create text transcripts for video and audio content
- Identify the site’s language in header code
- Offer alternatives and suggestions when users encounter input errors
- Create a consistent, organized layout
- Ensure contrast of colors is appropriate
- Ensure there are no empty links
- Heading levels are used correctly
- Remove any suspicious links
- Remove any repeated content
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What is CCPA?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses.
The Attorney General can begin enforcement action under the CCPA starting July 1, 2020.
Who Does it Affect?
- All companies that serve California residents and have at least $25 million in annual revenue
- Companies of any size that have personal data on at least 50,000 people
- Companies that collect more than half of their revenues from the sale of personal data
What is it?
- The right of Californians to know what personal information is being collected about them.
- The right of Californians to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom.
- The right of Californians to say no to the sale of personal information.
- The right of Californians to access their personal information.
- The right of Californians to equal service and price, even if they exercise their privacy rights.
How to comply:
- Make available to consumers two or more designated methods for submitting requests for information required, including, at a minimum, a toll-free telephone number, and, a website address.
- Disclose and deliver the required information to a consumer free of charge within 45 days of receiving a verifiable request from the consumer.
- Provide a clear and conspicuous link on the business’ Internet homepage, titled “Do Not Sell My Personal Information,” to an Internet Web page that enables a consumer, or a person authorized by the consumer, to opt out of the sale of the consumer’s personal information.
- A consumer may authorize another person solely to opt out of the sale of the consumer’s personal information on the consumer’s behalf, and a business shall comply with an opt out request received from a person authorized by the consumer to act on the consumer’s behalf.