Exploring Whidbey Island Accessibility Statement
Updated: March 8 2022.
Access to any company’s website can be challenging for persons having certain disabilities. A person’s disability is often unique. What may work well for one person, may cause difficulties for another person. Our company has made efforts to accommodate as many of our customers and potential customers as is reasonable given our size, resources, and knowledge of our customers, and potential customer’s needs. To that end we have engaged the services of professionals to assist and advise us in these matters.
Accessibility on this Website
Our website provides several methods, features, and policies that can help with access to our website and/or to products or services provided or referred to on our website or by our business.
There are also various aids available by third parties and which are provided by most browsers.
We are committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website.
To meet this commitment we are working to comply with the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0O for web-based content.
If, due to a disability, you are unable to access content on our website and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on our website, please contact us at [email protected] and indicate the following:
- The nature of your accessibility or alternative format needs
- The URL (web address) of the material you would like to access
- Your contact information
We will contact you to attempt to provide the information you are seeking and will seek to resolve any issues regarding inaccessibility of the information on our website.
Some Specific Accessibility Features within this website.
This website contains a third-party plugin, also known as a Widget, called UserWay Website Accessibility (“UserWay”), which is powered by this third party’s dedicated accessibility server. Use of this Widget can improve website access for some users, particularly related to certain type of disabilities. UserWay has stated that its application makes efforts to follow to some degree the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). On our website, the UserWay widget is located in the lower right corner of most pages.
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears after clicking on the Widget described above. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
We anticipate that from time to time, within our resources, we will be making modifications to parts of our website, and possibly modifications to accessibility of our website. Reasonable efforts toward improving seamless, accessible, and unhindered use of websites by customers and potential customers is generally a worthwhile goal. Moving closer to this goal will often depend on the knowledge the company has regarding any particular difficulties those using the website might encounter, as well as available resources and improvements with technology.
Despite the efforts we may have made regarding accessibility, consistent with normal business practices for a company of or size and resources, some content, features, processes, or policies, may be improved, so we welcome your suggestions.
Third Party Applications
Our website may use third-party add-ons or “plug-ins” for certain functions, such as Google Maps, social media feeds, etc. These may not work or may not work the same for every user and/or every type of disability. We do not have control over the structure of these plugins, and are unable to modify them at all or to the extent that would accommodate every user of our website, and are not responsible for those elements which we do not control.
Our website has or plans to have some video elements. Each video will either have close captioning or text equivalent located next to the video.
We are Here for You
If you are experiencing difficulties with any content on our website because of a disability, or if you require assistance with any part of our site because of your particular disability, please contact us and let us know. We will be happy to assist.
The following email is only for assisting you if you require assistance with any part of our site because of your particular disability or because you are having difficulty in accessing or navigating any part of our website because of your particular disability. This is not to be used for sales or product information, but is to be used for help using, understanding, and/or navigating our website and information set forth on the website. Other pages and/or links within our website may contain other telephone numbers to assist with sales, service, product information, accounts, or other aspects of our business. However, as noted above, if you have a disability that has caused or may likely cause you difficulty in accessing or navigating any part of our website because of your particular disability, you can email us:
You can send an email, explaining in as much detail as possible, what type of difficulty you had, or may have had, or believe others may have. These types of emails should be sent to: explore more AT exploring whidbey island dot com for forwarding to us (remove the spaces). Note: if the email is sent to a third party website or mail server for forwarding to us, the third party website or mail servers does not itself read or respond to these emails, but will only forward such email to us without prior review.
In contacting us by telephone or email, your privacy will be strictly protected. This means that you will not be required to provide any personal information, including but not limited to your:
Name, address, telephone number, the specific type of disability you may have, information about goods, products, or services you might be interested in, email address (unless you include it in an email you send to us or to our representatives).
This website may or may not have links to third party websites. A few third-party websites (which may or may not have a link or relation to this website) may have their own accessibility features. A number (but not all) links to descriptions of or information about third party website features as provided by some of these third party websites are listed here for your convenience. This website has not reviewed these statements by others and does not render an opinion on the accuracy of these statements.
For Google Products, including but not limited to:
Instagram Accessibility Announcement
Also, for reference, are the following, which this website has not reviewed or tested. By including these references, this website is not rendering an opinion on any statement made by any of these third parties or contained within any part of these links.
Third Party Screen Readers:
A general discussion of Screen Readers by the American Foundation of the Blind