508-Compliant Tomorrow’s HealthCare Accessible to all Users

Date Created: April 11, 2016 09:44 AM
Author: Danielle Scott


As a 508-compliant website, Tomorrow’s HealthCareTM is designed to be accessible to all users, regardless of disability status.


Following a recent audit, Tomorrow’s HealthCareTM was declared 508 compliant—meaning that PRHI’s online knowledge network meets government standards in ensuring that all users, regardless of disability status, can access the technology.

Section 508 standards break down barriers and provide new opportunities for all Internet users. A clear 508 compliance check makes the system a viable and proven tool for grants with federal funding, as a means to collaborate and share best practices across geographic boundaries with all users.

As Tomorrow’s HealthCareTM was built, its developers pre-emptively created guidelines to ensure 508 compliance. For example, the platform avoids tiny font sizes, uses appropriate color contrast, and provides alternative text for screen-readers (hover boxes with text explanations to support visuals.) When creating the online education courses, the designers also included audio transcripts, indicators other than color, and a consistent layout.