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Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

The Hawai‘i Public Health Institute web site has been designed and tested to be in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (United States), and EN 301 549 (European Union). Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AAA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content may not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

If you encounter an accessibility issue, contact us with a description of the issue so we can address it right away!

Summary of Some of the Main Accessibility Features

  • Structural and navigational aids have been incorporated into the design, such as headings, landmarks, and “skip navigation” links.
  • Images and other non-text elements have alternative text associated with them.
  • Features are functional with a variety of input methods including mouse, keyboard, touch, and voice.
  • Videos have captions and transcripts.
  • Foreground/background color contrast of text and user interface elements complies with WCAG guidance for users with low vision.
  • Form elements have proper labels.
  • Data tables have header cells associated with their respective data cells.
  • Scripts and interactive components follow WCAG guidance and ARIA Authoring Practices, where appropriate.
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