Why it is important to have an ADA Compliant website
Are you a CDD or an HOA? Our team is fully familiar with the CDD & HOA website requirements. Florida Statute 180.069, Statute 718.111 and the also recent website updates suggested in House Bill 479.
For Homeowners Associations (HOA’s), Condominiums, Co-Ops:
Having an online presence can be a real headache for community associations. Not only is it a lot of extra work for already overworked volunteers, but it can also get you into trouble. therefore CAM professionals and board members are hesitant to roll out community association websites, social media and other online tools.
Unfortunately, if your community is in the state of Florida, you no longer have a choice, at least about the website part. Here’s everything you need to know about the new changes to condo statute 718.111 taking effect Jan 1, 2019.
You may be tempted to think your association doesn’t need a website because this law only applies to condo associations, but slow down for a sec. While Statute 718.111 only applies to condos, there was another law (SB398) passed in the same legislative session (applying to condos, HOAs and Co-ops) that may apply. While the law does not specifically say HOAs and Co-Ops must have a website, it does say “Each association shall designate on its website…” which assumes that each association must HAVE a website.
Furthermore, while the state of Florida has a different set of laws for Condos and HOAs, there are a number of circumstances that can cause your community to fall in a grey area, such as townhomes, mixed use, PUDs, and master associations.
Our advice to HOAs and Co-ops is to go ahead and comply with the law, even if you aren’t technically a Condo association. At the very minimum, you’ll need to have a page with the required estoppel information.
VGlobalTech Team is here to help you wade through these compliance tasks. We are experts in developing professional, functional, compliant and beautiful websites that enhance your online presence and create value for the community as a whole!
Contact us and learn more today!