CHCS - Center for Health Care Strategies

Improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly financed health care

Accessibility Statement

Center for Health Care Strategies makes every effort to create a website that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, as well as those using a range of computer technology and browsers.


Key Accessibility Features

CHCS.org features the following key accessibility features:

1.      Descriptive alternative text for all graphics

Alternative tags, or "Alt tags", display when the images do not appear.  Alt tags can also be read by ‘speaking browsers' for people with visual impairments. This allows those with visual impairments or slow Internet connections to understand what types of images are on the site even if they cannot see them.

2.      Consistent and clear link names

On this Web site the title of a document or article is used as the link in almost all cases.  This allows users to see the most important information in the link and avoids uninformative link names, such as "Click here."

3.      Clear navigation and screen presentation

Center for Health Care Strategies has used a consistent format across the entire Web site.  This allows users to grasp the navigation quickly and understand where they are as they move through the site.

6.      No use of frames

This site does not use frames, which can create a number of accessibility problems for regular users as well as those who are visually impaired. It is often difficult to "bookmark" and print the page you want when using frames, and those with speaking browsers cannot easily navigate through a frame-based Web site.

7.      Printer-friendly Pages

The site features the ability to create a more-printable version of information. The margins of these pages are constricted to print on 8.5 x11 paper and unnecessary graphics are removed.


Browser Compatibility

Center for Health Care Strategies makes every attempt to have the Web site displayed in as many browsers as possible.  At a minimum, sites should work correctly using:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6.0 and up;
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and up.
  • Apple Safari 1.0 and up;

Due to inconsistencies in how various Web browsers' work, users with older or non-standardized technology may encounter some difficulties.


Common Web Accessibility Problems and Solutions


I'm getting javascript errors.

You are likely using an old Web browser.  You may update to a newer browser for free.  The leading free browsers include:

I can't read some of the attachments on the Web site.

If you cannot read a certain type of attachment, look at the name of the file - specifically the three letters at the end of the filename.  Find the proper type of file below to learn how you may read the attachment.

  • Adobe Acrobat (identified by the .pdf at the end of the filename): Download the free Adobe Acrobat reader.
  • Microsoft Word (identified by the .doc at the end of the filename): Purchase of Microsoft Word, or open the file in another word processing program by converting it from Microsoft Word.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (identified by a .ppt at the end of the filename): Purchase Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Microsoft Excel (identified by the .xls at the end of the filename): Purchase Microsoft Excel, or open the file using another spreadsheet program by converting it from Microsoft Excel.

The layout of the website is too big for my screen.

If you are having trouble viewing this website on your screen you may change your computer's resolution settings, which will allow you to view more information on your screen.  To do this, follow these simple instructions (for PC users):

  • 1. Go to "Start" then "Settings" then click on "Control Panel"
  • 2. Click on "Display"
  • 3. Click on the last tab called "Settings"
  • 4. Set the "Screen Area" box to a larger setting such as "1024x768" or "1280x1024"
  • 5. Chose "O.K."
 

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