Accessibility

Our goal is to provide hospitality to all people who visit our restaurant. This means everyone. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for all people including those with hearing, vision, or any other disability to learn about Michael’s Harborside.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, we invite you to contact us via telephone or email and our friendly staff will gladly assist you.

Michael’s Harborside
1 Tournament Wharf
Newburyport, MA 01950
978.462.7785

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all our guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online at https://michaelsharborside.com/ regardless of device type or the need for assistive technology like a screen readers, font magnification, translation or voice recognition software. To ensure this, Michael’s Harborside is committed to compliance with Level AA success criteria of the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0), an international standard measure of accessibility success. Our website and digital marketing have been developed with careful consideration of these guidelines and is continuously being enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly.

We have tested our website to ensure that we meet or exceed Level AA of the WCAG 2.0 Standard. If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our hotel’s website, please contact us at mkirk@michaelsharborside.com. Learn more about W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Additionally, the entire site was tested using WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, created by WebAIM.org, a third party authority in web accessibility. The site is tested periodically to ensure any added or edited content conforms with the latest accessibility guidelines, as reported by the WAVE tool.

BROWSER HELP

Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you have difficulty in reading the Michael’s Harborside website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve readability and visibility of each webpage.

Learn about the Accessibility features of these major Internet Browsers:

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

This website is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

NAVIGATION SHORTCUTS

Our website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link. Structured, Semantic Markup HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group. Please see our Site Map for easy navigation at: https://michaelsharborside.com/sitemap.xml

IMAGES VISIBILITY

All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

The site is designed to conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 and use structured semantic markup.

ACCESSIBILITY REFERENCES

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which explains the reasons behind each guideline. Section 508, Information and news about the accessibility standards introduced by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

ACCESSIBILITY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

The following tools and services are available for free to assist you with viewing and interacting with our website: