As summer continues its relentless march forward, foreUP is diving headfirst into enhancements, marketing tips, and stellar new content. (Too bad we’re not diving into a pool too. It’s way too hot out there.)
We’re exploring the reasons your website should be ADA compliant, virtually visiting with partner Supreme Golf, and sharing our incredibly popular tournament management webinar (featuring Denzel Walker, Head Golf Professional at Poppy Hills Golf Course!)
In today’s digital age, having a website that is accessible to all users is crucial for businesses and organizations. One essential aspect of website accessibility is ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA compliance refers to making your website accessible to individuals with disabilities, allowing them to navigate and interact with your content effectively. In this article, we will explore five compelling reasons why your website should be ADA compliant.
In today’s digital landscape, websites play a crucial role in connecting businesses with their target audience. However, many website owners overlook the importance of making their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities. By ensuring ADA compliance, you can provide an inclusive online experience and reap numerous benefits.
- Enhancing User Experience
ADA compliance focuses on making websites accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. By implementing ADA guidelines, you create an inclusive environment that allows everyone to access your website’s content and functionality. This enhances the user experience for individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, motor disabilities, and other disabilities. Moreover, an accessible website is also more user-friendly for all visitors, improving overall navigation and usability.
- Expanding Your Target Audience
Making your website ADA compliant opens the doors to a broader audience. There are millions of individuals with disabilities worldwide, and by ensuring your website is accessible, you can tap into this demographic. These users will be able to engage with your content, products, and services, ultimately expanding your potential customer base. By catering to diverse needs, you demonstrate inclusivity and strengthen your brand’s reputation.
- Mitigating Legal Risks
Non-compliance with ADA guidelines can expose your business to legal risks. Several countries, including the United States, have laws and regulations in place that require websites to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in lawsuits, fines, and damage to your organization’s reputation. By proactively making your website ADA compliant, you mitigate the risk of legal action and demonstrate your commitment to accessibility.
- Boosting SEO and Online Visibility
ADA compliance and search engine optimization (SEO) go hand in hand. Search engines, like Google, prioritize websites that provide a positive user experience. An accessible website is more likely to have clear navigation, well-structured content, and descriptive alternative text for images. These factors contribute to improved SEO rankings, making your website more visible to potential visitors. By investing in ADA compliance, you can enhance your online visibility and attract more organic traffic.
Ensuring ADA compliance for your website is not only a legal requirement but also a smart business decision. By making your website accessible to all users, you enhance the user experience, expand your target audience, mitigate legal risks, and boost your online visibility. It’s a win-win situation that fosters inclusivity while driving business growth. So, take the necessary steps to make your website ADA compliant and unlock its full potential.
1-2-1- Marketing, powered by foreUP, provides all the tools you need to meet these 5 crucial website marketing practices for realizing an ROI. We can help you execute, measure, and adjust. Contact Us today to learn more about our world-class websites, AD Services and Managed Marketing Services.
Everyone showed up in style for foreUP’s first live webinar in over two years!
During this event, we tackled trending industry topics, the features and benefits of integration, how live scoring changes the game, and more. We heard from Denzel Walker, Head Golf Professional at Poppy Hills Golf Course, as he shared his industry insights, discussing how tournament management has elevated their operations and golfer experience through three different use cases.
Did you miss out on this stellar industry event? That doesn’t mean you should miss out on the valuable industry insights we covered. Experience the recording for yourself!
For extra information related to preparing for tournaments, feel free to read these tournament management must-haves.
foreUP is pleased to provide our golf course clients with free tee time marketing on Barstool Golf Time. Barstool is one of the fastest-growing brands in golf, and thanks to the seamless foreUP integration, you can get your course in front of Barstool Golfers today!
We’re thrilled to share with you foreUP’s exclusive new e-newsletter featuring our best educational content. We won’t throw around words like “operationalized efficiency,” or “eliminated redundancies” – to put it simply, this monthly email is all about getting you resources to help your course function faster, better, and more efficiently. Watch your inbox the first of every month, starting September 1st, to stay in the know on education and training updates.
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Online Booking Updates:
- foreUP is in the process of rolling out a completely new online booking experience which features updated designs and several new features! This will be available to clients using foreUP Payments, Worldpay or TriPOS as their merchant processor.
- Updated Online Tee Sheet designs- Add a “tee sheet logo” to add a splash of branding to your online tee times.
- New check out flow- which allows golfers to pay with a saved credit card, gift card, or raincheck! Split payments are supported, so golfers can pay for a $100.00 tee time with a $25.00 gift card and put the remaining $75.00 due on their credit card.
- Reservation Details Page- This enhancement will help further streamline your customers online booking experience as features are consolidated onto one page.
Tee Sheet Updates:
- Made drastic changes to the database to increase UPtime and improve speed on tee sheet
- Fixed big bugs that our customers were facing at the beginning of the season.
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