At Jackson Hospital, we are unwavering in our commitment to accessibility. We recognize the importance of ensuring that all individuals, including those with disabilities, have equal opportunities to access and engage with our website. Our dedication to accessibility is an integral part of our mission to provide high-quality healthcare services to all members of our community.
To ensure the accessibility of our website, we adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standards established by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These standards are globally recognized and widely accepted, both in the United States and internationally. By following these guidelines, we aim to create a digital environment that is inclusive and user-friendly for everyone.
Accessibility Measures Taken
We have taken a comprehensive approach to make Jackson Hospital’s website accessible to all users. Some of the measures we have implemented include:
- Adding descriptive alt attributes to all images and alt text values for meaningful, non-decorative images.
- Ensuring a minimum 4.5:1 color ratio for all text to enhance readability.
- Maintaining sufficient spacing between content elements for improved clarity.
- Using descriptive text links and clear headers for easy navigation.
- Organizing content using correct heading structures and presenting it in a meaningful order.
- Maintaining a consistent and predictable layout and organization for a user-friendly experience.
- Implementing breadcrumb links to simplify website navigation.
- Eliminating all automatic content, such as pop-ups and auto-playing media.
- Including a “skip to navigation” link for improved accessibility.
- Utilizing descriptive anchor text for links and providing focus indicators for active website components.
- Programmatically adding labels to all form and input fields.
- Offering error suggestions where feasible.
- Ensuring that instructions are not reliant on a single sensory ability.
- Providing the ability to resize text without compromising content or functionality.
- Ensuring keyboard navigability and eliminating keyboard traps that might hinder user navigation.
Compliance Measures Taken
In our pursuit of web accessibility, we have undertaken several compliance measures:
- We have employed the WAVE tool to thoroughly review all pages on our website.
- We have engaged independent consultants to periodically audit and assess our website’s accessibility.
- We have equipped our staff members with training resources to maintain ongoing website compliance efforts.
Jackson Hospital is fully committed to complying with all applicable laws governing web accessibility. This includes strict adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state disability laws. Our commitment to accessibility is genuine, and we continuously work to ensure that our digital platforms are compliant and accessible to all.
Your input is invaluable to us as we strive to enhance accessibility on our website. If you have feedback on the accessibility of Jackson Hospital’s website—whether it’s about areas where we can improve or aspects that are working well—please share it with us. Your feedback contributes to our ongoing efforts to create an inclusive online environment.
At Jackson Hospital, we believe that everyone deserves equal access to healthcare information and services. Thank you for joining us on this journey toward greater accessibility and inclusivity. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our community members