The term ADA compliance has become an integral part of audits these days, and a shopify website with poor ada performance not only deprives you of the specially-abled customer base but also makes your web store vulnerable to many legal actions based on the kind of business your Shopify store does.
The americans with disabilities act (ADA) was originally designed for the disabled (we at cart coders usually call them - ‘specially-abled’) population to protect them against discrimination of accessibility in public places, at their employer locations and other it and telecommunication accommodations.
It industry has got a huge boost in the past decade, and the E-Commerce industry is no stranger to this exponential rise - and daily sees billions of page visits across the globe. What makes it special is its ability to bring many of the ‘specially-abled’ people online. That’s the reason government agencies have also started showing a keen interest in the implementation of ADA, and in making sure that the websites are following the best practices for ADA compliance.
Your Shopify websites are compatible with the various adaptive/assistive technologies - like screen readers, screen magnifiers, text readers, speech input softwares, etc. Which are generally used by the specially-abled. Because of this, your website will score higher in terms of the ADA lighthouse accessibility audit.
Your Shopify websites are developed and compiled in such a manner that if your pages are being translated by any medium for the specially-abled, it will not lose its essence. For example, the CSS usage and the theme color combination should be defined in a way that when a color-blind or visually impaired audience is accessing your store, his decision power should not be hampered. The text font, the headings, color contrast, background images - all these plays a major role while deciding upon the ADA performance of your Shopify store.
And finally, having worked out on all the ADA accessibility factors, we focus on the other most important aspect which is your google page insights score. We ensure that your site follows the best practices of development, which includes the usage of descriptive tags and increased usage of semantic markups under scripts, wherever required.