Dentists Need To Know They Are Impacted By Website Accessibility Lawsuit Filings Still Going Strong

Dentists need to take note for their own protection and risk mitigation that the number of federal lawsuits alleging businesses websites are not ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Compliant, along with the number of law firms filing them, are continuing to rise. (src: http://www.adatitleiii.com/2017/08/website-accessibility-lawsuit-filings-still-going-strong)

Dental practices and dentists should hire a website developer, like Local Search For Dentists®, that has the proper experience coding and developing a website that is 100% accessible to someone with a disability in order to minimize risk.

This is NOT “new” news to the dental profession! You need to protect yourself…


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Our CEO, Graig Presti, has written extensively about this issue and has been warning dentists for some time now about this emerging legal threat. He was just featured in Dental Economics magazine sharing all the “in’s and out’s” of why dentists are “low hanging fruit” for these emerging ADA website lawsuits.

Website accessibility lawsuits show no signs of slowing down anytime soon and dentists still have a target on their back. The Dept of Justice’s (DOJ) recent placement of website regulations on the “inactive list”, means that these ADA accessible lawsuits from firms all over the country will only continue.

What do you do?

The best defense is a always a good offense, and the best way to do that is to educate yourself.

Click here to register for our free complimentary training and find out with 100% clarity if your dental practice website is really ADA compliant with WCAG 2.0 standards.

This one simple free training could literally save you thousands of dollars and a million headaches.

The medical profession still remains a target for these lawsuits.

 


Want to know if your dental practice’s website is ADA Complaint?
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Dental practices are “easy pickings” for these law firms. That means if your practice website is non-compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards (which read like a Harvard law textbook), your practice is wide open and vulnerable to these opportunists’ expensive shakedowns.

There is also a real impact when it comes to your referrals and new patient flow, because this is not “just another regulation” or “just another law” you have to comply with. It also happens to be the right thing to do, especially when it comes to making your website accessible to disabled readers, just like having accessible bathrooms is the right thing to do for your patients.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five American adults live with a disability, which means you have patients right now who are disabled trying to access your non compliant website, putting you even more at risk.

You must lend a helping hand to these individuals because they want to become devoted patients, and that is why they are visiting your website in the first place. They have teeth just like the rest of us! Without the ability to browse through your website like everyone else, they won’t become patients, and neither will their friends and family – but they may be more likely to report you to the government or hire an attorney.

Having an accessible website actually gives you a competitive advantage. You know that your competition is unlikely to be compliant and unable to properly serve this patient base, which opens up an entirely new opportunity for practice growth and goodwill in your community.

The ADA-compliance issue is not going away, and I strongly urge you let me or someone else help you start addressing this problem now while it’s on your mind.


Want to know if your dental practice’s website is ADA Complaint?
Click here to find out for FREE if you’re at risk =>
www.localsearchrfordentists.com/ada-compliance


Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice, always consult an attorney.

Source: http://www.adatitleiii.com/2017/08/website-accessibility-lawsuit-filings-still-going-strong

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