Website Accessibility Statement
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica Accessibility Policy
The Gateway Hotel Santa Monica seeks to lower the technical barriers to accessibility on our website, mobile applications and other digital platforms (collectively, “Digital Platforms”) for persons with disabilities. We understand that individuals with varying disabilities may seek information on our Digital Platforms, and it is our goal to provide such individuals access to the content, features and functionality available through our website.
With the above in mind, we have taken a number of steps to make our Digital Platforms accessible. In addition, we will continue to implement commercially reasonable changes to improve accessibility to the content, features and functionality of our Digital Platforms.
If you are unable to access any content, feature or functionality available on or through our Digital Platforms, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1 (310)829-9100. We will make reasonable efforts to address the problem, which may include providing you an alternative method(s) for obtaining the content, accessing the functionality or features, and/or fulfilling your request.
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel On-Site Facilities
- Accessible parking stalls available with room for vans with ramps
- Underground parking has an elevator
- The hotel is non-smoking
- Main Entrance is wide enough for wheelchairs and 360 degree turns
- There is an accessible public bathroom on the 1st floor
- Route from the accessible public entrance to the registration area is accessible
- Route from the accessible public entrance to the guestrooms is accessible
- Route from the accessible public entrance to the restaurant is accessible
- Route from the accessible public entrance to the exercise room is accessible
- Accessible Guest Rooms with mobility features that have larger doorways
- Telephones are located next to bed and reachable
- TTY Available for guest use
- Roll-in Shower or shower/tub with handheld showerhead and hand rails
- Toilet with hand rails
- ADA compliant sink/vanity
- Televisions have option for closed captioning
As always, please feel free to contact the hotel directly for additional details or specific questions on our accessible hotel and room amenities and features.
Have your computer read webpages aloud
Most modern operating systems are capable of text to speech voice synthesizing. This allows you to have your computer read entire webpages or selected text on your screen out loud to you.
- For Windows, hold the Ctrl key and press the Escape key, then type "narrator" and then press the Enter key.
- For Mac OS X, click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and go to "System Preferences", then choose
- "Dictation & Speech", then click "Text to Speech". Check the "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" checkbox.
- Third party software is also available.
Increase the font size on any webpage
Most modern web browsers are capable of increasing/decreasing font sizes while on a webpage. For detailed instructions please see the WCAG documentation page.
- To increase the font size, hold the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the + (plus) key.
- To decrease the font size, hold the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the - (minus) key.
- To revert to the default font size, hold the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the 0 (zero) key.
- You can also set font-sizes universally for all pages that you visit in some browsers.
- For Internet Explorer, press the "Alt" key on your keyboard. A new menu will appear below the address bar,
- click "View" and select "Text Size".
- For Safari, click the "Safari" menu in the top-left corner of your screen, then select "Preferences". Then click "Advanced" and check the "Never use font sizes smaller than" checkbox under "Accessibility". Set this to your liking.
- For Chrome, click the "Menu" icon at the top-right of your window (3 horizontal lines) and then select "Settings". Scroll down and click "Show advanced settings". Scroll down to "Web content" and adjust to your liking.
- For Firefox, click the "Menu" icon at the top-right of your window (3 horizontal lines) and then select "Preferences". Select "Content" from the left-sidebar. The "Fonts & Colors" section can be adjusted to your liking.
Zoom content on your screen
Most modern operating systems are capable of zooming your entire screen. This may be a good alternative if increasing font sizes alone is not sufficient.
For Windows, click the "Start" menu in the bottom-left corner of your screen and then go to "All Programs", then "Accessories", then "Ease of Access" and then click "Magnifier". Click the "Options" button and then move the slider to adjust the zoom increment.
More information about Windows'zoom accessibility features.
Change font colors and background colors
Most modern web browsers allow you to override fonts with your own formatting.
- For Internet Explorer, click the "Tools" button and then click "Internet Options". Then click the "General" tab and then click "Accessibility". Check the following checkboxes "Ignore colors specified on webpages", "Ignore font styles specified on webpages", and "Ignore font sizes specified on webpages". Then click "Ok" and change the fonts to your liking.
- For Internet Explorer, click the gear icon at the top-right of your window and then select "Internet Options". Click the "General" tab and then click the "Colors" button under "Appearance". Uncheck "Use Windows Colors" and change the colors to your liking.
- For Chrome, search the Chrome Extension Web Store for a suitable extension.
- For Firefox, click the "Menu" icon at the top-right of your window (3 horizontal lines) and then select "Preferences". Select "Content" from the left-sidebar. Click "Colors..." in the "Fonts & Colors" section and adjust the colors to your liking.
Make your mouse cursor larger
Lowering your screen resolution may help you keep track of your mouse cursor. Alternatively, most modern operating systems allow you to increase the size of your mouse cursor.
- For Windows, click the "Start" menu in the bottom-left corner of your screen and then type "Mouse"
- (may need to click "Search" first if using Windows 8 or later). Select the "Mouse" option. Click the "Pointers" tab and adjust the size to your liking.
- For Mac OS X, click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and go to "System Preferences", then choose "Accessibility", then click "Display". Adjust the "Cursor size" slider to your liking.
Use your keyboard to navigate a webpage
|Move forward through items on a page||Tab|
|Move backward through items on a page||Shift + Tab|
|Press a selected button||Spacebar|
|Navigate radio buttons||Arrow keys|
|Select and deselect check boxes||Spacebar|
|Open a dropdown menu||Alt + Down arrow|
|Go to the previous tab||Ctrl (or Cmd) + Page Up|
|Go to the next tab||Ctrl (or Cmd) + Page Down|
|Go to the top of the page||Home|
|Go to the bottom of the page||End|
|Close the current tab or window||Ctrl (or Cmd) + W|
|Refresh the page||F5 or Cmd + R|