Accessibility Statement

We aim to extend genuine hospitality to all guests and visitors of our hotel.
Our goal is to make it as effortless as possible for everyone, including people with hearing or vision loss, or any other disability, to access information about our hotel and to book a stay.

If you encounter problems learning about our hotel or booking a stay, we encourage you to contact us by telephone or email. Our helpful staff will be delighted to assist you.

231-547-6565
info@hotelearl.com
120 Michigan Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720

We are committed to providing an easy-to-use online experience for all guests, and believe that every website visitor, regardless of their device type or reliance on assistive technology (including screen readers, font magnification, translation or voice recognition software) should be able to research our site online at hotelearl.com.

To ensure this, Hotel Earl complies 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 programs thoughtfully adhere to these guidelines, and are continuously updated and enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly.

We have tested our hotel's website to confirm that we meet or exceed Level AA of the WCAG 2.0 Standard.

If you have questions or concerns, or would like to report an issue related to the accessibility features of our website, please contact us at info@hotelearl.com

You can learn more about W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) HERE.
In addition, our full site was tested using SiteImprove, a third party authority in web accessibility. The website is routinely tested to ensure that any new or newly edited content conforms with the most up-to-date accessibility guidelines, as reported by the SiteImprove tool.

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Hotel Website Accessibility Features

The website for Hotel Earl was developed to be fully accessible to all site visitors and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

  • Navigation Shortcuts
    To navigate our website, use the tab key to explore the elements of each page and the enter key to activate a highlighted link.
  • Structured, Semantic Markup
    HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read, and the menu items are presented as a group. Please see our sitemap for easy navigation at: https://www.hotelearl.com/sitemap
  • Images Visibility
    All content images include descriptive ALT attributes.

Standards Compliance

The website 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

Accessibility Software and Services

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

  • Click here for HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  • Click here for Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  • Click here for Lynx, a free text-only web browser.

Hotel Accessibility

Our hotel is committed to making our facilities, amenities, and services accessible to guests with disabilities. Below is a description of many of the accessible features of the hotel in its public and guest room spaces.

Accessible Public Spaces

  • Entrance
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Accessible route from public entrance to registration and concierge
  • Accessible route from public entrance to restaurant and lounge
  • Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
  • Accessible route from public entrance to meeting room
  • Accessible route from public entrance to fitness center
  • Accessible route from public entrance to swimming pool
  • Visual and Audible fire alarm
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Doorways that provide at least 32” clear width

Accessible Guest Room Spaces

  • Required maneuvering clearances
  • Roll-in shower or transfer shower with grab bars
  • Portable tub seats (shower)
  • Required clearances underneath bathroom vanities
  • Visual and Audible fire alarm
  • Telephone notification device
  • Portable communication kits containing visual alarms and notification devices
  • Braille detail on door signs
  • Accessible privacy latch
  • Accessible eye holes for convenient security
  • Accessible door knobs/handles
  • Televisions with closed captioning for hearing impaired
  • Accessible shelving and hanging bars
  • Doorways that provide at least 32” clear width

If you need any assistance or have any questions about accessibility features of the hotel, or if you need assistance with reserving a room, please call 231-547-6565 or email info@hotelearl.com.