chriscofur - 4:20 pm on Aug 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Looooooong time reader, first time poster.
Yesterday one of my clients was sent a certified letter from a firm in Chicago (which I'm guessing I should not name) saying, essentially, that their site is not in compliance with the ADA (specifically, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) and, as such, could be subject to litigation. The second page of the letter lists all the ways my client's site is in violation and links to the appropriate guideline in the Act. Then, of course, they go on to say that they'd be happy to use their proprietary software to save my client from such a horrible fate, so please call them ASAP.
In my mind this is a pretty sleazy way to do business, and my colleague and I basically called BS on the whole thing, but I wonder if anyone else has had this experience. I'm going to work to make sure my client's site has ALT text, input fields are properly labeled, etc. Have any of you or your clients received this letter/extortion attempt?