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ACCESSIBILITY IS IMPORTANT TO THE MONARCH HOTEL

ACCESSIBILITY IS IMPORTANT TO THE MONARCH HOTEL

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IMPORTANT ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE AND HOTEL

Our goal is to provide hospitality to all people who travel to San Francisco. This means everyone. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for all people including those with hearing, vision, or any other disability to learn about our property and book their stay if they so desire.

If you have difficulty learning about or booking our hotel, we invite you to contact us via telephone or email and our friendly staff will gladly assist you.

Our building presents architectural and structural restrictions that limit our ability to reasonably achieve certain mobility improvements to accommodate guests including those who need to utilize a wheelchair.  All of our guest rooms are above the ground floor. It is determined that due to the architectural and structural limitations full ADA compliance was technically infeasible. Please contact the hotel and ask for the General Manager if you have specific questions about the accessibility features of our property.  Please review our website's dedicated accessibility webpage to learn more about our property's accessibility features.

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on https://www.themonarchhotel.com regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology like a screen reader, font magnification, translation or voice recognition software.

To ensure this, The Monarch Hotel is committed to compliance with Level AA success criteria of the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), an international standard measure of accessibility success. Our website and digital marketing has been developed after carefully parsing these particular guidelines and is continuously being enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly.

We have tested our hotel’s website to ensure that we meet or exceed Level AA checkpoints of the WCAG 2.1 Standard.

Our hotel website allows visitors to search for accessibility featured guest rooms with ease and details our property’s accessibility features on our Hotel Overview page which can be found here: https://www.themonarchhotel.com/overview

If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our hotel’s website, please contact us at monarchhotelsf@gmail.com

You can learn more about W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) HERE

Our Hotel Offers The Following Accessibility Features

Property Accessibility Features

  • 32 Inch Wide Openings to Common Areas
  • Accessibility Equipment for The Deaf
  • All Signs on The Property are Easy to Read and Free From Reflective Material
  • Door hardware (lever, pull, panic bar, etc.) usable with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist
  • Fire alarms in the hotel have a visual alarm strobe light
  • Hotel corridors a minimum of 36” wide
  • Key card reader positioned so persons who use wheelchairs may approach and operate the opener
  • Service Animals Allowed At No Additional Charge
  • Staff Has Access to Information About Guest Rooms
  • WCAG Level 2.1 Website
  • Closed Captioning Television
  • Communication Kits Available with TTY Machine, Strobe Light, & Visual Door Knocker
  • Faucet that is easily operable with hardware that is (i.e.: levers, wrist blades, single arm, etc.) usable with one hand
  • Hearing Impaired Light Alerts – Free Portable Equipment Provided by Hotel
  • Telephone with Visual Call Alert – Free Portable Equipment Provided by Hotel
  • Visual Alarm – Free Portable Equipment Provided by Hotel
  • The Monarch Hotel is more than 50 years old and does not allow for wheelchair and mobility accessibility to be readily achievable due to structural limitations..
  • Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA
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Hotel Website Accessibility Features

This hotel website for The Monarch Hotel is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

Navigation Shortcuts

Our hotel’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

Structured, Semantic Markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group. Please see our Site Map for easy navigation at: https://www.themonarchhotel.com/sitemap

Images Visibility

All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Standards Compliance

The site 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 tools and services are available for free to assist you with viewing and interacting with our 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 your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  • Click Here for Lynx, a free text-only web browser.

Browser Help

Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you have difficulty in reading the The Monarch Hotel website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve readability and visibility of each webpage:

Learn about the Accessibility features of these major Internet Browsers below:

This Hotel's Website Has Passed W3C WCAG 2.1 Level AA Self-Certification*
W3C WCAG 2.1 Level AA Self-Certification
*Note: W3C has not developed a certification program or authorized any other program to certify conformance to W3C standards.