Disability Accessibility Statement

General

Access to any company’s website can be challenging for persons having certain disabilities.  A person’s disability is often unique. What may work well for one person, may cause difficulties for another person.  A+ Family Dentistry has made efforts to accommodate as many of our patients and potential patients as is reasonable given our size, resources, and knowledge of our patients, and potential patient’s needs.  To that end we have engaged the services of professionals to assist and advise us in these matters.  More general information about website access and website access statements can be found at  www.Karlinlaw.com/Accessibility-Statements-for-Websites.shtml 

Accessibility on this Website

Our website provides several methods, features, and policies that can help with access to our website and/or to products or services provided or referred to on our website or by our business.

There are also various aids available by third parties and which are provided by most browsers. A general discussion of these aids can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you are having difficulty with access to our website even after utilizing any access features within this website and/or any third party or browser features, we invite you to contact us for further assistance.  Contact information is set forth below.

Some Specific Accessibility Features within this website.

This website contains a third-party plugin, also known as a Widget, called  Online Disability  Accessibility (ODA), which is powered by this third party’s dedicated accessibility server.  Use of this Widget can improve website access for some users, particularly related to certain type of disabilities. The ODA has stated that its application makes efforts to follow to some degree the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).   On our website, this widget is located in the BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER of most pages.

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears after clicking on the Widget described above. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

Disclaimer

We anticipate that from time to time, within our resources, we will be making modifications to parts of our website, and possibly modifications to accessibility of our website.   Reasonable efforts toward improving seamless, accessible, and unhindered use of websites by customers and potential customers is generally a worthwhile goal.  Moving closer to this goal will often depend on the knowledge the company has regarding any particular difficulties those using the website might encounter, as well as available resources and improvements with technology.

Despite the efforts we may have made regarding accessibility, consistent with normal business practices for a company of or size and resources, some content, features, processes, or policies, may be improved, so we welcome your suggestions.

Third Party Applications

Our website may use third-party add-ons or “plugins” for certain functions, such as Google Maps, social media feeds, etc.  These may not work or may not work the same for every user and/or every type of disability.  We do not have control over the structure of these plugins and are unable to modify them at all or to the extent that would accommodate every user of our website and are not responsible for those elements which we do not control.

We are Here for You

If you are experiencing difficulties with any content on our website because of a disability, or if you require assistance with any part of our site because of your particular disability, please contact us and let us know.  We will be happy to assist.

The following telephone number is only for assisting you if you require assistance with any part of our site because of your particular disability or because you are having difficulty in accessing or navigating any part of our website because of your particular disability.  This number is not to be used for sales or product information, but is to be used for help using, understanding, and/or navigating our website and information set forth on the website.   Other pages and/or links within our website may contain other telephone numbers to assist with the services we provide, information, or other aspects of our practice.   However, as noted above, if you have a disability that has caused or may likely cause you difficulty in accessing or navigating any part of our website because of your particular disability, you can call us toll at: 619-265-2467.

This telephone number for assisting persons with disabilities, including but not limited to blind and visually impaired persons, is available 24 hours / 7 days a week.

You can also send an email, explaining in as much detail as possible, what type of difficulty you had, or may have had, or believe others may have.   These types of emails should be sent to: justenedoandds@yahoo.com or janicedoandds@gmail.com for forwarding to us.

Note:  if the email is sent to a third-party website or mail server for forwarding to us, the third party website or mail servers does not itself read or respond to these emails, but will only forward such email to us without prior review.

In contacting us by telephone or email, your privacy will be strictly protected.  This means that you will not be required to provide any personal information, including but not limited to your:

Name, address, telephone number, the specific type of disability you may have, information about the services we provide or services you might be interested in, email address (unless you include it in an email you send to us or to our representatives).

 

For Accessibility features of popular browsers and third-party screen readers and other devices the following is a partial reference:

Google
For Google Products, including but not limited to:
Chrome
Android
Gmail
https://www.google.com/accessibility/products-features/

Firefox Brower
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tota11y-accessibility-toolkit/

Internet Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17456/windows-internet-explorer-ease-of-access-options

Third Party Screen Readers
JAWS
https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/software/jaws/

Also see general discussion of Screen Readers by the American Foundation of the Blind
https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology/assistive-technology-products/screen-readers

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Summary of above main points:  Website Accessibility Statements as suggested by WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1 are reviewed and compared.