ADA Accessibility Remediation Calculator
You know your business will benefit from having an accessible, WCAG and ADA compliant website, but an important question remains: How much will it cost to audit, remediate, and maintain site accessibility? The answer is just a few questions away with the ADA Accessibility Remediation Calculator.
Approximate Costs for WCAG Accessibility
The 12-Month Total below represents the approximate cost to make an existing website accessible and maintain it through changes over the course of a year, based on industry data.
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Estimated Resource Cost and Effort Totals
Audit and Document
Plan, Fix and Verify*
Maintain All Updates
*Time and resources for "Plan, Fix, and Verify" are based on IBM data using the lower side of IBM estimates on just five pages. The average cost of remediation of five sample pages across all industry range from $5,000 to $20,000 per five pages depending on complexity, according to data based on IBM's WCAG 2.0 Compliance Costing Model, presented by Phill Jenkins of IBM Research, Human Ability & Accessibility Center, and Dan Shire of IBM Interactive, IBM Canada.
Websites receive a rating level of 1, 2, or 3 based on complexity. Which of these sounds like your company?
- Level 1: You are a small business or company with no e-commerce whose site features basic information, such as hours and location.
- Level 2: You have a simple online store or allow visitors to book appointments without a lot of customized features.
- Level 3: You are a larger company with complex or customized e-commerce functionality.
Most websites typically have at least five pages or page templates: homepage, about us page, contact us page, FAQ, and a blog (no matter how many posts your blog has on it). E-commerce sites often come with additional product pages, checkout pages, and more. Here are some average page counts based on site complexity in Step 1:
- Level 1: 5-15 pages
- Level 2: 16-25 pages
- Level 3: 26+ pages
Consider the frequency with which you make in-depth updates to your site code. Small businesses may have an agency that handles occasional fixes, and larger companies typically have an in-house development team that makes weekly updates.