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Cato Corporation

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Cato Corporation is an American retailer of women’s fashions and accessories operating under the names Cato, Cato Plus, It’s Fashion, It’s Fashion Metro, and Versona.

CC Communications has been working with Cato and its brands for many years, assisting the retailer with email marketing, custom applications, web site management, and most recently ADA Compliance.

ADA Compliance for websites is a corporate requirement.

Over the past 20 years of working on a variety of projects, Cato Corporation had a new corporate directive. Make the companies’ websites ADA Compliant. CC Communications has had experience supporting this initiative and we were able to help make all 3 websites ADA compliant.

CC Communications has helped Cato Corporation with a variety of projects over the past 20 years. When they approached us with a new directive – to make each company’s website compliant to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), we were up to the challenge. With experience in this field, and armed with the right tools, we were able to ensure all of Cato’s websites were ADA compliant.

It’s worth noting that corporations are coming under scrutiny for not having websites that comply with the ADA. As of January 18, 2018, all technology that falls under Section 508 standards will be required to meet ADA accessibility standards. Failure to comply can lead to costly legal battles, which is why Cato and our other clients are working with us to understand these new rules, and implement the necessary changes.

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The Four Principles of ADA Compliant Web design

1.  Perceivable

“Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.” This principle ensures that content is available to view in multiple forms, and is easy to see or hear regardless of disability.

2. Operable

“User interface components and navigation must be operable.” This principle ensures that a user could easily navigate a website without running into limited functionality or time limits.

3. Understandable

“Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.” This principle ensures all webpages are readable, predictable, and have the capability to correct user mistakes.

4. Robust

“Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.” This principle is all about ensuring the compatibility between your website and all current and future technologies someone may use to assist them.

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