ADA Web Accessibility

POLICY STATEMENT

First Texas Hospital is committed to ensuring all company websites are accessible for all people regardless of ability or access method. Our website will be accessible and conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative‘s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A. Conformance with higher level guidelines (e.g. WCAG 2.0, level AA) is encouraged.

To affirm our commitment, employees designated as website content editors will be trained in the functions of web accessibility tools and techniques. Periodic compliance scans of existing websites will be conducted to detect Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 violations. Violations will be corrected to the best of our ability. Upon request, all information contained on company websites can be made available in an alternative format, or arrangements can be made by employees to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

PURPOSE

Our goal is to ensure that everyone has equal access to information and can fully participate in their care. Company websites are assessed for ADA compliance by simulating methods employed by people with various disabilities and by using validators to indicate potential accessibility issues. We are committed to upholding our legal obligations to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) web accessibility directives.

SCOPE / LIMITATIONS

All websites maintained on behalf of First Texas Hospital and its entities.

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

First Texas Hospital websites make use of industry-standard techniques and preferred practices to provide the highest possible level of ADA website accessibility for our users. These include, but are not limited to, the characteristics of usability for screen reader users, keyboard-only users, users with low/impaired vision, users who are deaf and users who are color blind.

ACCESSIBILITY CHALLENGES