Rescue My Business vs Overlays
What is the significance of an accessibility overlay, and what are the advantages of having such an overlay?
Here are some reasons as to why accessibility overlays should not be used on your website
Many overlay solutions are used as a band-aid method to cover up some accessibility issues but they do not actually correct the underlying accessibility issues in the source code of the website. Relying on an overlay tool as a long-term fix-all solution can therefore leave you open to legal risk, since it gives a false sense of security. It’s possible and has happened in the past that lawsuits have been filed against websites that use overlays. The truth is that over 250 lawsuits were filed against companies in 2020 despite them using accessibility overlays or widgets on their websites.