Accessibility

Last Updated: September 25, 2023

Introduction

Muskoka & Area Ontario Health Team is committed to ensuring that our website, located at maoht.ca, is accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. We strive to maintain compliance with applicable accessibility standards, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at the AA level.

Accessibility Features

We have implemented various accessibility features to enhance the usability and inclusivity of our website, including:

Keyboard Navigation: Our website is navigable using keyboard controls, ensuring that individuals who rely on keyboard-only or assistive technologies can access all content.

Alternative Text: Images and non-text content are provided with descriptive alternative text to assist users with screen readers.

Contrast and Color: We maintain sufficient color contrast and avoid color combinations that may cause difficulties for individuals with visual impairments.

Resizable Text: Users can adjust the text size on our website to suit their preferences through browser settings.

Semantic HTML: We use semantic HTML5 elements to enhance the structure and readability of content.

Forms: We have designed our online forms to be accessible, including clear labels, proper fieldset and legend elements, and logical tab order.

Video Accessibility: Where possible, we provide captions and transcripts for videos to make multimedia content accessible to all.

Feedback and Assistance

We welcome feedback from users who encounter accessibility barriers on our website. If you have suggestions or encounter difficulties, please contact Greg Stevens, Director of Operations at gstevens@maoht.ca. We are committed to addressing your concerns and making improvements to enhance accessibility.

Ongoing Efforts

We are continually working to improve the accessibility of our website. This includes regular accessibility assessments, staff training, and incorporating accessibility best practices into our development and content creation processes.

Third-Party Content

While we strive to ensure the accessibility of all content on our website, there may be instances where third-party content or applications are not fully accessible. We encourage users to report any accessibility issues related to third-party content so that we can work toward resolution.

Compliance

Our efforts to enhance accessibility align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA level. We are committed to meeting or exceeding these guidelines to ensure that our website is usable by the widest audience possible.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with any aspect of it, please contact us: Muskoka & Area Ontario Health Team, gstevens@maoht.ca.