Web accessibility, WCAG and ADA Compliance  for Volusion

Volusion is a cloud-based eCommerce platform that is focused on providing all the tools you need to run an online store. 

Volusion is not accessible by default. This means that the foundations of the Volusion website building platform do not incorporate accessibility attributes from the get-go. In order for a website to be accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with legislation, it is the website owner’s responsibility to initiate accessibility remediation.

Volusion has partnered with accessiBe, the first and only automated web accessibility solution, to help online store owners make their Volusion websites accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with accessibility legislation, such as the ADA. After a 5-minute implementation of a single line of code, accessiBe’s AI automates the process of full web accessibility and compliance with legislation, requiring no further manual intervention on your part.

See the accessiBe installation guide for Volusion here

Previous to having access to accessiBe through Volusion, online store owners had to completely remediate their website on their own. This means manually implementing the WCAG, or web content accessibility guidelines, which are the most widely accepted standards for web accessibility. Manually readjusting code according to this 1000-page guidebook is a challenging task even for the most experienced developer.

accessiBe is able to replace the tedious and time-consuming process of manual remediation that Volusion users would otherwise have to do on their own if accessiBe were not an option. The AI-nature of the solution makes websites accessible in a fraction of the time so naturally, it is a fraction of the cost as well. accessiBe helps Volusion users save valuable time and money to be allocated towards other business ventures.

The importance of an accessible Volusion website

By partnering with accessiBe, Volusion is able to offer its users protection from web accessibility lawsuits. Since the 2018 DOJ affirmation that websites are considered places of public accommodations, websites must be accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with the ADA. Web accessibility lawsuits have increased by 300% with Ecommerce and small business websites in the middle of the storm. 

If you’re using Volusion, your goal is to create an online store to sell your products. By denying access to people with disabilities, who make up 20% of the population, you are closing your business off to a significant revenue stream. Enabling an inclusive digital experience with accessiBe not only increases your sales but also enhances your brand perception. 

Using accessiBe with Volusion

with accessiBe, you don’t have to choose between beauty and accessibility. accessiBe’s AI-driven, automated solution makes existing websites ADA compliant by remediating the website’s code according to the WCAG 2.1 AA. accessiBe’s solution is session-based, meaning only those with disabilities will see adjusted design elements, leaving your design completely intact.