Bright Futures at Georgetown University

Accessibility of the Bright Futures website

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The Bright Futures website is dedicated to the principle that every child and adolescent deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice. 

The Bright Futures website strives to ensure that this website meets or exceeds the accessibility requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you need information from a Bright Futures web page that is not easily accessible, choose from the following options:

(1) PDF Documents
Users with visual impairments are advised to use their screen reader. If you experience problems with your reader, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed and use the Adobe Reader “Read Out Loud” function (under View menu) to hear the document read to you (have speakers on).

(2) E-mail the Webmaster
E-mail our Webmaster with the URL of the page you wish to access, the technology you are using, and your phone number and e-mail address. We will work with you to make the files available in a format you can use.
In accordance with current Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) standards (, our goal is to improve accessibility to users with visual, motor, or cognitive disabilities. We strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following areas:
  • Images. The Bright Futures website provides equivalent text for images that convey information.
  • Multimedia. The Bright Futures website limits the use of multimedia (i.e., presentations that include components such as text, graphics, video, animation, and sound), and, where multimedia is used, the site provides equivalent text for the presentation.
  • Color. The Bright Futures website does not rely on color to convey information.
  • Style sheets. The Bright Futures website does not require associated style sheets (i.e., pre-designated templates that define the layout of a Web page) to be viewed.
  • Image maps. The Bright Futures website provides equivalent text for images (e.g., navigation bars) that perform functions when selected (e.g., open a new window, navigate through the site).
  • Tables. The Bright Futures website provides row and column headers for data tables.
  • Frames. The Bright Futures website does not include frames (i.e., separate sections of the display area that are generated from different Web pages).
  • Motion. The Bright Futures website sites does not include motion that causes the screen to flicker outside an acceptable range (i.e., higher than 2Hz and lower than 55Hz).
  • Text-only pages. A text-only equivalent web page will be provided when a compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way.
  • Scripts. The Bright Futures website identifies the functionality of any scripting languages (e.g., Java and Javascript) used to display content or to create interface elements.
  • Applets and plug-ins. The Bright Futures website avoids the use of applets (i.e., programs designed to be executed from within another program) and plug-ins (i.e., programs that add features to a standard browser), and, when such programs are used, the site includes links to external websites that provide such applets or plug-ins via download.
  • Forms. The Bright Futures website allows for easy access to and completion of forms.
If you have comments or suggestions about the accessibility of the Bright Futures website, please e-mail the Webmaster.


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