The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 – just one year before the World Wide Web was born.

Over the past twenty-five years, ADA has been the driving force behind making all brick and mortar businesses accessible for people of all abilities. However, the World Wide Web has been left out.

Until now…



In April 2016, the Department of Justice began enforcing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) with publicly held companies.

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In the near future, these same requirements will be expected of privately held companies and their websites.

In short, the WCAG are requirements which make web content more accessible for individuals with disabilities including cognitive, physical, auditory and/or visual impairments.


The list of guidelines and becoming compliant can seem daunting – which is why VGM Forbin is here to help!

As the regulation surrounding these standards progress, VGM Forbin will be providing various articles through our Blog as it relates to privately held companies.

We will also be working diligently to educate you on where your website stands in relation to the WCAG – and how we can help make your website WCAG 2.0 compliant.

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The first step towards becoming WCAG compliant
is to get your FREE Website Compliance Report Card that let’s you know whether your website could potentially pass or fail these new regulations.

Some Common Questions

Why should I make my site WCAG 2.0 compliant?

To offer your services to current and potential customers with disabilities. To ensure youre keeping compliant with WCAG 2.0.

Whos legally responsible for WCAG 2.0 compliance?

Just as the business owner is responsible for being ADA compliant, the Business/Website owner is also responsible for making their website WCAG 2.0 compliant.

How will Forbin help us become WCAG 2.0 compliant?

Please contact a VGM Forbin Account Executive.

Why is the government enforcing WCAG 2.0 compliance?

The Department of Justice has decided to ensure the disabled have equal access to the web.

How much will it cost to make my site WCAG 2.0 compliant?

Please contact a VGM Forbin Account Executive.

How soon do I need to be WCAG 2.0 compliant?

The Department of Justice has stated all privately held websites need to be WCAG 2.0 compliant by 2018.

How long will it take to become WCAG 2.0 compliant?

Please contact a VGM Forbin Account Executive.

Still have questions?

Call 864-881-2823 to speak to an account executive.

We're happy to help!