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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Settlers Bay Lodge

Last Updated: November 2023

Introduction: Settlers Bay Lodge is dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible online experience for all visitors, including those with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that our website is user-friendly and complies with accessibility standards. This accessibility statement outlines our ongoing efforts to enhance accessibility and our dedication to making our website as inclusive as possible.

 

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Accessibility Features: To improve the accessibility of our website, we have implemented the following features:

  1. Alternative Text (Alt Text): We provide descriptive alt text for all images on our website to assist individuals using screen readers or those with images disabled.

  2. Keyboard Navigation: Our website can be navigated entirely using a keyboard, ensuring that users who rely on keyboard input can access all features and content.

  3. Accessible Forms: Our forms are designed for easy completion and validation, featuring appropriate labels and error messaging to assist users with disabilities.

  4. Contrast and Color Choices: We have carefully selected color combinations and ensured sufficient contrast to make content more readable for those with visual impairments.

  5. Headings and Structure: Our website content is organized with headings and semantic structure, making it easier for screen readers and assistive technologies to interpret and navigate.

  6. Resizable Text: Users can adjust the text size to their preference in their web browsers, ensuring that our content remains readable for those with visual impairments.

  7. Audio/Video Captions: We provide captions for multimedia content to accommodate individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  8. Skip to Content: We include a "Skip to Content" link at the top of each page, allowing users to bypass repetitive navigation elements and jump directly to the main content.

  9. Compatibility with Screen Readers: Our website is compatible with popular screen readers like JAWS and NVDA.

 

Ongoing Efforts: Settlers Bay Lodge is committed to continually improving the accessibility of our website. We aim to meet and exceed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA standards.

We conduct regular accessibility audits, and our team is trained to create content and features that are accessible by design. We also value feedback from our users; if you encounter any accessibility barriers or have suggestions for improvement, please don't hesitate to contact us using the provided contact information.

 

Accessibility Goals: Our commitment to accessibility includes the following goals:

  1. Ensuring that all new content and features added to our website are accessible by design.

  2. Regularly reviewing and updating our accessibility features to meet the latest guidelines and best practices.

  3. Collaborating with third-party vendors and developers to ensure the accessibility of all integrated services and applications.

 

Third-Party Content: Settlers Bay Lodge's website may contain third-party content or links to external websites. While we strive to ensure the accessibility of such content, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of external websites or the services they provide.

Feedback: We value your feedback and encourage users to report any accessibility issues encountered on our website. Please contact us via the provided contact information, and we will make every effort to address and rectify the issue promptly.

Accessibility Statement Updates: This accessibility statement will be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect our commitment to accessibility and any changes made to our website. The last updated date at the top of the statement will indicate the latest revision.

Settlers Bay Lodge is dedicated to providing an inclusive online experience for all our visitors, and we appreciate your support in helping us achieve this goal.

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