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Is your event registration software ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliant?

Monday, November 4, 2019

Blackthorn Team


Millions of websites today still fall out of ADA, WCAG 2.1 & Section 508 Compliance. Wait… what do all of those acronyms mean? In a nutshell, thousands of disabled individuals can’t use your website. Oh, and you could be at risk of costly lawsuits. Blackthorn makes sure that your event landing pages, calendars, and registration forms adhere to the most current accessibility standards. Read up on how it works, and get some helpful resources to ensure your entire website passes the test.

What is website accessibility? 

Imagine life without your favorite websites and apps, and all of the digital tools that make life convenient and connected. Imagine your customers not being able to attend an event because they simply cannot navigate your registration page. This is life online every day for people with certain disabilities. 

Ensuring your content can be consumed by all people – especially those with visual and other disabilities– is an important issue facing all online businesses today. However, most websites (almost 98%) are still not accessible. Companies and institutions in key industries like higher education, healthcare, and financial services are facing lawsuits after their websites failed WCAG 2.1 Level AA testing, which supports Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Does your third-party events app have accessible web pages?

Most third-party event applications host your event pages – like landing pages, registration forms, and calendars– on their own servers. Accessibility measures are often site-wide, So even if the pages of your company's website are accessible, your event pages might not be. Blackthorn ensures any of the public-facing event pages you've created using our event application will comply, which gives you one less thing to worry about when it comes to your website. Most importantly, it can save you from costly legal fees.

How do I test to ensure my entire website is accessible?

While Blackthorn's hosted event pages are accessible*, other web pages may not be. How can you tell if your entire website complies? Read this helpful article.

If your third-party events app isn’t accessible, check out Blackthorn Events and find out why we’re the highest-rated events app on the Salesforce Appexchange.

I’m a Blackthorn customer or implementation partner. How do I enable this feature? 

It’s easy! Your salesforce administrator can turn on the accessibility feature using our helpful documentation, which will be available shortly. In the meantime, reach out to our support team and we’ll get back to you with details.

*Blackthorn uses AccessiBe, the first and only fully automated web accessibility technology that complies with the WCAG 2.1 and keeps your website accessible at all times.

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