Great news: ADA website compliance does not have to be stressful or difficult.
There's a specific set of guidelines and steps that YOU can take for compliance.
No fancy tech or expensive consultants necessary.
Any of this sound familiar?
🚫 You lay awake at night worrying about ADA compliance and being a target for an ADA lawsuit
🚫 You have no idea how to determine your website’s compliance with confidence (is it compliant or isn’t it?)
🚫 You have no idea what to change or update in order to become compliant
🚫 You genuinely care about compliance because every person deserves to be able to access the info on your website
Trust me, you're not alone.
I know that A LOT of acupuncturists are worried about ADA compliance because of the sudden wave of lawsuits against acupuncturists for lack of compliance.
With good reason - as of January 2021, there were 20 lawsuits filed against acupuncturists specifically for lack of ADA compliance on their websites.
I also know that most of us have NO IDEA how to determine if our websites are compliant, or what to do if they aren’t.
That’s why I’m very happy to introduce you to my friend Laura Rose Gage, a website developer AND acupuncturist.
Laura has been building websites for a long time, and recently we were talking about these ADA compliance lawsuits.
Laura surprised me by saying that ADA compliance is not difficult, and most people can make the necessary changes to their websites themselves.
That’s right, no fancy tech knowledge or expensive consultants necessary...
Laura also mentioned she’s been receiving weekly panicked phone calls from worried acupuncturists -
>> “Am I ADA compliant? What do I if I’m not? How do I prevent getting sued?”
She realized she was answering these same questions over and over again, in detail, to help relieve people’s fears and tell them what to do.
That’s exactly why she created this new course, ADA Website Compliance for Acupuncturists.
If you're stressed about all of this:
There are specific guidelines for ADA compliance and Laura is going to walk you through them. You can DIY this at home instead of spending a fortune paying someone to tell you these things.
There's a step-by-step process for all the moving parts of ADA website compliance.
Laura explains what you need to understand about ADA compliance and shares her screen so you can see how to make updates.
She also provides a very detailed ADA Website Compliance Checklist to keep you on track and organized.
Having built many websites for acupuncturists from scratch, she has a unique perspective on meeting the needs of ADA compliance for wellness practitioners.
Laura's goal is to walk you through this process and take the stress out of websites and compliance!
Laura Rose Gage, MS, L.Ac.
Website Developer & Licensed Acupuncturist
✔ Overview of the laws and regulatory bodies involved in website compliance accessibility compliance guidelines.
✔ Explanation of the two different sets of regulations, 2.0 and 2.1.
✔ Discuss what's within your control and influence versus what a web developer/programmer must do.
✔ Discuss limits of the industry no one has control over.
✔ How to evaluate a current website and make a plan for compliance.
✔ ADA compliance checklist for building your website & making a new page/post. Highlight the overlap between compliance and search engine optimization (SEO).
✔ Discuss maintenance and keeping up with changes in technology and laws. Includes resources to help you with this.
👉 Go from feeling stressed about ADA compliance to confident that you understand the regulations and what’s needed to comply with them.
...and then get back to doing more of what you love - treating patients!
Is this course pre-recorded or live?
This course is pre-recorded so you can watch the videos at your convenience.
What is the refund policy?
We want you to be happy and confident with your purchase! If you aren't satisfied or the course isn't what you were looking for, you may request a refund within 14 days of purchase.
Does this course come with PDA credits?
Yes! This course is approved for 1 PDA credit (NCCAOM) in the Ethics category.
Is this course approved for California CEUs?
Not at this time.
It's in the process of being approved for one NCCAOM PDA credit in the Ethics category.
Is this course for acupuncturists only?
Nope! This class is a great fit for small businesses and entrepreneurs who own a website, particularly in the health and wellness industry. The regulations you'll learn, and the methods for complying, are applicable across the vast majority of websites.
Who teaches this course?
This course is taught by Laura Rose Gage, licensed acupuncturist and an experienced website developer. Laura runs a successful herbal practice, Palouse Herbal Apothecary, in Palouse, Washington, and her website development business can be found at WebsitesWithHeart.com. She has 9 years of experience in both the wellness and website development industries.
My website is built on Wordpress. Will there be examples of how to make changes in Wordpress?
Yes. Laura uses a Wordpress website as her example in this course. She shares her screen and shows you where to find important sections needed to make changes, specifically in Wordpress. Her recommendations can be made in any website (Squarespace, etc.) but might look slightly different depending on your website platform.
Nothing to Fear: ADA and Your Website
Chapter 1 PowerPoint Slides
The ADA Compliance Checklist
ADA Compliance Checklist PDF
Evaluate Your Website & Make a Plan for Compliance
ADA Compliance Worksheet
How to Maintain Compliance & Resources to Keep Up with Changes
Follow this link to complete the PDA quiz.