We want everyone who visits the TUCKER HOUSE INN, HARRISON HOUSE SUITES, COHO RESTAURANT, SAN JUAN ISLAND INN COLLECTION websites to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. Our accessibility statement provides our current status regarding web content accessibility and that of our physical locations.
Web Content Accessibility
To help make the TUCKER HOUSE INN, HARRISON HOUSE SUITES, COHO RESTAURANT, and SAN JUAN ISLAND INN COLLECTION websites a positive place for everyone, we are using the following Web Content Accessibility checklist:
- Providing text alternatives or ALT Tags to graphics, animations and videos.
- Ensuring text labels are used for all buttons and calls to action.
- Providing text descriptions to all internal and external links.
- Ensuring keyboard accessibility by screen readers or alternative keyboard devices so that users can search, find, navigate through and interact with web content.
- Allowing for longer time to complete a task on the website.
- Ensuring pop-ups and image maps are not used on websites.
- Using easily resizable text.
- Adhering to ADA compliance at the properties including an Accessible Amenities, Services and Rooms statement.
The Physical Buildings
The Tucker House Inn (260 B Street) was built in the 1898, the Upper Tucker House (275 C Street) was built in 1910, the Harrison House Suites (235 C Street), 1905 and the Coho Restaurant (120 Nichols Street) in 1910. These historic properties have limited facilities in regard to handicapped accessibility. The Coho Restaurant is fully ADA compliant. The Tucker House Inn Upper House has one guest room that is accessible. The other buildings are not ADA compliant and are not required at this time due to their historic nature and are thus grandfathered.
The common space for all guests along with two bed and breakfast guest rooms at the Tucker House (275 C Street) are on the main floor of the main house. The Garden Café, at the Harrison House Suites where breakfast is served for bed and breakfast rooms, is on the first floor accessible by sidewalk from any of the other Inn building without any steps. Evening Star and Castle wall are easily accessible from the main reception center and guest living room.
We are happy to offer breakfast delivery to guests staying in one of our bed and breakfast rooms in the Upper Tucker House to accommodate those with limited mobility.
There are accessibility unit descriptions on our accommodations page at both the Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn websites. Please refer to this information when considering your stay at the Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites or dining at Coho Restaurant. If you have any need for additional clarification, please contact us at (360) 378-3587 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These property and unit descriptions are in place to allow a potential guest to make an informed decision on whether the Inns are an appropriate choice for their needs.
- Castle Wall’s main floor king guest room is accessible from the parking lot or sidewalk without steps. Roll in shower.
- Goose in the Pond, Middleton Suite, Evening Star, Victoria’s Flower Garden, San Juan Suite, and the Shaw Suite are all located on the ground level accessible without any steps. They all feature a walk-in shower with a small 4 inch curb.
- Shower Chair available on the property.
- Service animals are welcome. ADA certified service dogs are exempt from daily pet fee.
From a digitally-accessible website to complete descriptions of all onsite amenities and features, we wish to provide a positive experience from start to finish. Please note that this accessibility statement applies to all content on the Harrison House Suites, Tucker House Inn, Coho Restaurant or San Juan Island Inn Collection websites. We are not responsible for any content on 3rd party websites.
What is an Accessibility Statement?
The internet is important in many aspects of modern life: social, professional, educational, health care, and more. Equal access and opportunity for people with disabilities is only achieved when they can use the internet as easily as individuals who aren’t disabled.
If every website was completely accessible, there would be no need for accessibility statements. Until the internet reaches that point, publishing a statement is a good start to helping people with disabilities make the most of the internet.
Organizations publish an accessibility statement on their websites to describe their policy, goals, and accomplishments related to web accessibility. The statement also includes instructions on how to use specific accessibility technology that is available on the website and how to contact the organization if a disabled visitor runs into problems.
Why is an Accessibility Statement important?
The accessibility statement serves numerous purposes; therefore, it should be easy to find. The statement is important for the following reasons:
- SHOWS COMMITMENT
- IDENTIFIES WHICH ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS ARE USED
- DEFINES ACCESSIBILITY GOALS
- DEFINES ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Who should publish an Accessibility Statement?
In general, anything that promotes or enhances website accessibility is worthwhile. An accessibility statement is an important way for every organization to support the need for accessibility.
Website accessibility is important to everyone. Organizations can’t achieve their business goals or meet their social responsibilities if they exclude disabled individuals from internet access. An accessibility statement is a positive way to participate in the transition to complete accessibility for all internet users.
How are we doing?
We’re working to achieve accessibility, but we realize there are some areas that still may need improving. Our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on www.TuckerHouse.com, www.HarrisonHouseSuites.com, www.CohoRestaurant.com, or www.SanJuanIslandInnCollection.com, please contact us at guests@TuckerHouse.com. 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 (360) 378-3587. We will make every possible effort to answer your questions and concerns.
This Accessibility Statement is effective as of May 27, 2019.