We want everyone who visits the Nobnocket Boutique Inn website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. Our accessibility statement will provide our current status regarding Web Content Accessibility and our physical location.
What are we doing?
To help us make the Nobnocket Boutique inn website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
In April 2019 we undertook various automated and manual audits to identify problem areas and improve on them. This included online audits with achecker.ca and wave.webaim.org, in-browser audits with Chrome Lighthouse Accessibility and axe, as well as manual testing using keyboard navigation. We used the results of these tests to remediate missing alt tags, add focus elements, improve color contrast, and strengthen keyboard accessibility. We also added the WP Accessibility plugin which allows visitors with vision problems to toggle text size and color contrast further.
How are we doing?
We’re working hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility, but we realize there are some areas that still need improving.
Nobnocket Boutique Inn is in the process of facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website for all people with disabilities. We will be implementing over time the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 Level AA (WCAG 2.1 AA) as its web accessibility standard or other standards to the extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (‘ADA”).
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on www.nobnocket.com, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the webpage in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you. You may also contact us via telephone at (508)696-0859. We will make every possible effort to answer your questions and concerns.
Physical Accessibility at our inn
Please know that our home is an historic Arts & Crafts house, built in 1908. Local ordinances regulate buildings over 100 years old. Significant alterations would impact the historic features of the property and necessary changes to provide accessibility are currently not readily achievable. We therefore do not have a fully ADA compliant room at the inn.
Consistent with the prevailing architectural norms, the inn has many stairs outside and within the building and does not have an elevator. Certain features provide complications for wheelchair access and may provide some restriction to certain guests depending on physical abilities. We will do our best to communicate accessibility specifics when details are requested so please do not hesitate to call and ask if clarification is needed.
Please note the following when assessing whether our inn is suitable for your needs:
– We have a gravel/stone car parking area.
– Two steps provide access to the front door followed by a single step into the main foyer.
– Access to the outdoor cobblestone patio is via five steps.
– There is a side veranda that accesses the lawn area via six brick steps.
– Access to all rooms requires the use of stairs, the inn does not have an elevator.
– All guest room showers have 5″ thresholds.
– We have one room on the first floor. The room is reached by going down two steps. The ensuite bathroom in the room is accessed by going up two steps. This room may be suitable for guests with some disabilities who are not requiring wheelchair access.