Health Plan of San Joaquin is committed to creating an accessible online environment for all visitors to its web sites. We understand the need for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to have access to information and applications online.
The HPSJ web site makes use of industry-standard techniques and best practices to provide the highest possible level of web site accessibility for our users. These include:
- Any image used on our web site will contain a textual description that will be read out loud within your screen reader.
- Link text or phrases have been rewritten to make sense when read out loud by a screen reader.
- In cases where tables have been used to present data, we’ve added controls for screen readers to access so they can properly communicate the information contained within back to the user.
- Cascading Style Sheets (or CSS) have been used to control the look and feel of our web site. If your browser is unable to use style sheets, the information within our site will still be accessible to the user.
- We’ve created relationships with all online form controls with their labels to help out users with limited dexterity and/or visual disabilities.
- All web pages use headings to create a proper document structure, which can be used by some screen readers.
Section 508 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public. Section 508 establishes requirements for any electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government.
- W3 accessibility guidelines , which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques , which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist , a busy developer’s guide to accessibility.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines .
- ChromeVox a free screen reader for Google Chrome for visually impaired users.
- JAWS , a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx , a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Links , a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
- Opera , a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of our website, please contact us at:
Health Plan of San Joaquin
7751 South Manthey Road
French Camp, CA 95231
Posted on October 9th, 2014 and last modified on January 14th, 2015.