Accessibility Statement

MyChild is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Standards Compliance

  1. All pages on this site follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
  2. All pages on this site follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  3. All pages on this site have been validated as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
  4. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 is used to mark up the site header information, H2 tags are used for sidebar titles, and secondary titles in the main content, and H3-H5 tags for additional content titles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using "S" and "W" to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.

Structural Markup

Web pages on this web site include 5 different areas:

  1. Hidden internal page navigation
  2. A header bar that includes selected basic navigation items
  3. A right "side bar" containing additional information relevant to the current page or providing further information of interest,
  4. A main content area,
  5. A footer, containing links to the site’s Legal Notices Disclaimer, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 5 areas are read in the above order.

Access Keys

This site does not use the accesskey attribute. Unfortunately, access keys often clash with keys set aside for use with other UAs (i.e. assistive technology). For this reason, we have decided to not set access keys.

Images

  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.
  2. Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).

Links

  1. Some links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.
  3. The first link in every document is a "Skip to Content"; it is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content).
  4. URLs are permanent whenever possible.

Forms

This website makes use of online forms. When they are implemented they use these accessibility methods:

  1. Form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.
  2. Form validation routine does not rely on client-side script.
  3. An email address is provided as a matter of routine as an alternative form of access.

Scripts

  1. Any client-side scripts used are non obtrusive.
  2. The content of this web site is usable without JavaScript support.

Visual Design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  4. Any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text based).

How to Modify This Site to Fit Your Needs

These links explain the many ways you can make the web more accessible to you.