Accessibility Statement for Childrens.com
Children's Health System of Texas is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Measures to support accessibility
Children's Health System of Texas takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Childrens.com:
- Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
- Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.Childrens.com is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Additional accessibility considerations
Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Where possible within brand compliance, we have applied Level AAA color contrast. Our button styles are large enough to prevent click errors for low-vision users. Web pages do not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period. New templates include breadcrumbs to help users identify their location within the website. Section headings are used to organize the content.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Childrens.com. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Childrens.com:
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Visitor address: 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 9100, Dallas, TX 75235
We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.
Accessibility of Childrens.com relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and alternatives
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Childrens.com, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
Known limitations for Childrens.com:
- Color Contrast: Some text areas currently do not have adequate levels of contrast. because We are limited in this area by our brand colors. We are working to add a high-contrast button to the header to improve usability for low-vision users. We are also working to ensure no information critical to patient care is included in these areas with contrast issues. Please report any critical content that is not legible by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Content Reflow: In some cases when font sizes are increased, words run off the page instead of wrapping to another line. because These challenges exist only on dated templates which were not designed with accessibility in mind. We are actively working to migrate all content on Childrens.com to updated, accessible templates by the end of the year. Please report any critical content that is not legible by contacting us at email@example.com.
- Spacing: The spacing between lines, paragraphs, letters, and words across Childrens.com are inconsistent and in many cases non-compliant. because This challenge is especially prevalent in our dated templates which were not designed with accessibility in mind. We are actively working to migrate all content on Childrens.com to updated, accessible templates by the end of the year. For all other cases related to new templates, we are actively working to update our style guide to achieve compliance. Please report any critical content that is not legible by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Map Zooming: For users that are unable to "pinch" the map to zoom in and out, there is currently no other option to zoom in our our maps. This is a new requirement as a part of the WCAG 2.1 update which we have not had a chance to respond to yet. We have this update as a part of our backlog of updates to Childrens.com. Please report any problems by contacting us at email@example.com.
- Video Captions: Some videos on Childrens.com do not have closed captioning applied. because . We are in the process of having all videos on Childrens.com captioned. Please report any problems by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Error Suggestion: Error suggestion on our Request and Appointment form does not happen automatically. Although the errors are descriptive, they only appear after the form is submitted. For our newsletter sign-up form, errors are automatically detected, but they are not as descriptive as they could be. because While we have existing standards for our forms, they have not been applied to all forms on Childrens.com. We are actively working to update forms on Childrens.com to be fully compliant, starting with the Request an Appointment form. Please report any problems by contacting us at email@example.com.
Children's Health System of Texas assessed the accessibility of Childrens.com by the following approaches:
- External evaluation