Well-Child Care Toolkit

Accessibility Guidelines

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Bright Futures and the Well-Child Care project are 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 Well-Child Care curriculum strives to ensure that this Website meets or exceeds the accessibility requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This Website has successfully passed the Section 508 accessibility tests of UsableNet, which strives to standardize accessibility format across corporate, government, and educational Websites.

Site Design Guidelines

We strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following areas:

  • Images. This Website provides equivalent text for images that convey information.

  • Multimedia. This 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. This Website does not rely on color to convey information.

  • Style sheets. This 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. This 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. This Website provides row and column headers for data tables.

  • Frames. This Website does not include frames (i.e., separate sections of the display area that are generated from different Web pages).

  • Motion. This 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. This 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. This 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. This Website allows for easy access to and completion of forms.

Accessibility Assistance

If you need information from a Web page that is not easily accessible, choose one of the following two 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 Us
E-mail the URL of the page you wish to access, with the technology you are using, and your phone number and e-mail address, and a technical or content staff member will respond. We will work with you to make the files available in a format you can use.

Change the Font Size

You can use the instructions below to change the way your Web browser renders size of a font.

  • Internet Explorer (all versions)

    You can increase or decrease the font size:

    • Increase Font Size: click View | Text Size | Larger

    • Decrease Font Size: click View | Text Size | Medium

  • Firefox (version 5.x)

    You can increase or decrease the font size:

    • Increase Font Size: click View | Increase Font

    • Decrease Font Size: click View | Decrease Font

If you have comments or suggestions about the accessibility of this Website, please submit your question via e-mail, and a technical or content staff member will respond.

Accessibility and Copyright
Copyright and Disclaimers See the Companion Pocket Guide Accessibility Information