Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) is committed to making its Web sites
accessible to all visitors and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, Section 508 accessibility standards. Accessible Web design provides benefits
to individuals using assistive technology, as well as providing benefits to users
with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users
who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. Section 508 of the Americans
with Disabilities Act establishes requirements for electronic and information
technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government.
Section 508 requires Federal electronic and information technology to be accessible
to all people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.
The Florida Department of Health has included several features designed to improve
accessibility. Some of these features are described below.
- Images on the site contain "alt tags" with descriptions of the image, which
aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader,
rather than reading the site.
- Text and background colors are required to be high contrast.
- Audio and video clips are accompanied by plain text scripts.
- PDF files are accompanied by links to the latest version of the free Acrobat
Reader and Adobe accessibility information. The latest versions of Adobe Acrobat
Reader integrate with most screen readers to read PDF files aloud.
- Alternative language translations are provided when possible.
- All web pages are tested for compliance with accessibility standards and
to identify possible barriers to accessibility in web pages.
- Web pages incorporate skip navigation which is a method for skipping to
page content, sidebar, header, and footer navigation for individuals using
- All documents, files, or hyperlinks which open in a new browser window incorporate
a new window warning to alert the user and assist with assistive technology
The Florida Department of Health welcomes comments on how to improve our web site's
accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and
the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access
the information, we encourage you to please contact the Webmaster by email at
any concerns you might have, or use our feedback form located at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/rw_Feedback/feedback.htm
To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature
of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material,
the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.