Our goal is to serve the maternal and child (MCH) community with accurate, reliable, and timely information and resources. The MCH community includes health professionals, policymakers, family advocates, community service professionals, MCH/public health faculty and students, families, and the public. This site includes information for each of these groups.
The MCH Library
strives to ensure that this Website meets or exceeds the accessibility
requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Existing pages on this Website have been modified to make them
compliant with accessibility standards, and new pages will meet or
exceed the accessibility requirements outlined in Section
508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This Website has successfully passed the Section 508 accessibility tests of UsableNet, which strives to standardize accessibility format across corporate, government, and educational Websites.
April, 2003 the MCH Library was included by Macromedia
in their Accessibility Showcase, which highlights examples of accessible
Websites created with Dreamweaver, a development tool for multimedia
If you need information from a MCH Library Web page that is not easily accessible, choose one of the following two options:
(1) PDF documents
Users with visual impairments are advised to use their screen reader. If you experience problems with your reader, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed and use the Adobe Reader “Read Out Loud” function (under View menu) to hear the document read to you (have speakers on). For more information on PDF accessibility, please see www.adobe.com/accessibility/.
(2) e-mail the Webmaster
If you experience problems converting PDF files to an HTML format that your screen reader can read, e-mail our Webmaster with the URL of the page you wish to access, the technology you are using, and your phone number and e-mail address. We will work with you to make the files available in a format you can use.
(3) Change the font size
There is a text resizing option located at the bottom of each web page on the MCH Library website. Click on the large "A" to make the text larger, or use the small "a" to decrease the tex size.
In accordance with current Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) standards (http://www.hrsa.gov/508access.htm), our goal is to improve accessibility to users with visual, motor, or cognitive disabilities. We strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following areas:
If you have comments
or suggestions about the accessibility of the MCH Library Website,
please e-mail the Webmaster.