Complying with rules and regulations is probably good for your business.
We tend to think of compliance standards not as a burden but as the best insurance your company can buy. Even if your business is not required to comply with specific standards, you should still pick one or two standards and become informally compliant. Standards will help you secure your assets, your customers’ information, provide good project documentation, and steer you in the direction of launching websites and web applications that all Internet users can safely use, including those with disabilities.
We have the experience to build websites and applications to standards and that are compliant with the laws, regulations, and requirements of your industry.
Your bank’s website or online promotions are marketing assets, but they can be a regulatory headache. Additionally, if you are a financial institution, you are required by law to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you collect from your customers. We have broad experience in building banking websites and applications, so we know how to balance functionality and design with security and regulatory compliance. We can help you keep your online efforts compliant as well as put in place measures to keep your data and customer information secure. In addition to banks, financial institutions include check-cashing businesses, payday lenders, mortgage brokers, non-bank lenders, personal-property and real-estate appraisers, professional tax preparers, courier services, and more.
Give us a try and benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience in creating, hosting, and defending websites for financial institutions.
If you are an organization that creates, maintains, transmits, uses, and discloses an individual’s protected health information (PHI), you are required to meet the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Let us guide you through the process of building and managing a HIPAA-compliant website that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information and protect against reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of that information.
If you are in the healthcare business, we can assist you in managing the unique considerations for your online presence. Additionally, our documentation of standards and processes will allow you to quickly prove adherence to HIPAA standards.
Non-profit websites often collect personal, financial, and health information as well as accept payments and donations. Although no specific regulation governs non-profit websites, protecting sensitive information is a real responsibility and liability. Mishandling of this information could have a negative and lasting impact on your organization.
Non-profit websites need to share many of the same best practices of corporate websites. The website needs to make it easy to learn about your cause and to donate, and also easy for your volunteers and clients to become more involved. Potential donors will also look for information about key personnel and recent financials.
We understand non-profits and can help you create an effective online strategy and presence for your organization that will keep your costs down and mitigate many liabilities related to online exposure. We can also show you how you can save tons in operating costs by using the same “engine” that powers your public website to also run internal tasks, such as registering clients or volunteers, processing payments, managing donor relations, and much more.
The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed rules mandating that all state and local government websites be accessible to those with disabilities. Federal agencies are already required under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act to make their websites accessible. The same requirement is expected to apply to all public websites. Many other countries already require that all websites meet accessibility guidelines.
Having an accessible website makes the content on your website available to more people and improves the overall user experience. An accessible website will not only make your site compliant but it can also improve its search-engine rankings, enhance its usability, make it compatible with new browsing technologies, easier to manage, and save you potential legal fees.
We also look at accessibility characteristics that cannot be evaluated with automated tools. Our development and design decisions are influenced by the understanding of how your website’s logic, structure, and content affect access to your products or services by people with physical and intellectual disabilities.