ADA Compliant Website – presentation

Beth Costa on Sep 19, 2019

Hello to all of our Wine Road member wineries –

ADA Meeting Fri, Sept 27 8:30 am
The recent news of lawsuits filed against New York wineries has caused our members to ask if they face any litigation risk if their websites are not ADA compliant? The answer is “most likely.”

Local Sonoma wineries are already being served with letters of intent. The Wine Road is here to help members navigate this confusing new legal territory. We will be presenting and sharing tools and solutions that will help your winery become compliant to these standards. With a brief overview of options and best strategies going forward. Get your winery website ADA compliant with these recommended tools.

Implementing such features may not only help stave off legal actions, but also signals your winery is accessible to ALL consumers.

Informational ADA Compliance Meeting:

When: September 27, 2019 from 8:30am – 9:15am

Where: Best Western Dry Creek Inn – Healdsburg

Presenter: Amy Lieberfarb

** Question & Answer Session to follow meeting


Amy Lieberfarb, Website & Marketing Consultant

● Provides consulting, speaking, and compliance assessment services to wineries regarding titles I, II and III of the ADA

● Assists with evaluations and tools to comply to all standards of ADA

● Interactive training engages audiences: legal principles understandable

● Offers a comprehensive approach to compliance for local wineries

EXAMPLE – look at – click on the small navy blue handicapped icon. Explore, see what it does.
Also note at the bottom of the page we have an accessibility statement.


“We are super excited with the ADA and SEO work that Amy did. Thank you, thank you.” TERI BALLETTO, Owner


“I have worked closely with Amy on building our websites. She has great skills with every element of the process and I am very happy with the results. Recently, we worked on ADA compliance for the websites which she accomplished efficiently and completely. I recommend her highly.” DONALD PATZ, Owner

What is ADA?

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) websites must be accessible to people with disabilities. In general, websites that service places of public accommodation are required to also make their websites accessible to visually impaired persons. In the wine industry context, this means that, wineries that have tasting rooms, or that allow for tours, tastings, and on-site purchases, likely need to make their website accessible to the visually impaired under the ADA.


Posted by Beth Costa