Community Health Northwest Florida
Created: December 4, 2017
At Community Health Northwest Florida, our mission is to make healthcare accessible to all in our community, including people with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was enacted to address the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations and telecommunications.
While there is currently no legal requirement for non-federal websites to be accessible, Community Health Northwest Florida is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Community Health Northwest Florida is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website, and in doing so, adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavors to confirm to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Our commitment to adhere and implement these guidelines will help ensure a more user friendly web experience for all people.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
While Community Health Northwest Florida strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
Where we’ve made progress:
- Employ captions for images
- Usage of colors to ensure high contrast
- Limited or no text embedded within images.
- Clear titles that describe topic or purpose
- Thoughtful programming and HTML coding
Where we’re making continued improvements:
- Captions and transcripts for videos
- Transcripts for audio descriptions
- Improved programming and HTML coding for Level AAA guidelines
We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. If you require assistance or wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered. You may also contact a representative from the Community Health Northwest Florida Section 508 Coordination Team.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on this website are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF).
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader®, version 3.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.
Community Health Northwest Florida is invested in making online materials accessible to people with disabilities. To this end, we have reviewed this course for baseline accessibility, which includes the captioning of videos, and use with assistive technology. This may not include some complex content (graphs, images, and/or equations). Please contact your Disabilities Services Counselor if you have difficulty with accessing online materials at PHONE NUMBER or email email@example.com for additional assistance.
Accepted Web Accessibility Standards
Achieving web accessibility is challenging because there is not one single accepted standard accepted by everyone. Below are resources Community Health Northwest Florida uses to determine which accessibility guidelines to implement:
- WCAG 2.0 AA (w3.org/TR/WGAC20) – Generally-accepted standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium.
- US Section 508 (section508.gov) – Standards set forth by United States Government for federal agencies.
- EN 301 549 (mandate376.stnadards.eu/standard) – Standards set by European Union for governmental agencies.
- The A11Y Project (a11yproject.com) – Standards and Resources specifically for designers and web programmers to improve web accessibility.