Southern Oaks Inn, located in St. Augustine, Florida, warmly welcomes all guests. Our mission is to make it enjoyable for everyone, including those with hearing, vision, or any other disability, to enjoy Southern Oaks Inn. However, our efforts are ongoing. All guests are encouraged to contact our team if they want assistance with their reservations.

(904) 342-2354
info@southernoaksinn.com
2800 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32084

Barriers to Accessibility:

  • We do not have an elevator
  • 50% of our rooms are located on the 2nd floor
  • The stairwell is the only access to the 2nd floor

Accessible Accommodation(s):

So all guests can enjoy Southern Oaks Inn, significant steps have been taken to remove barriers where possible at our property. We offer the following with disabilities:

COMMON AREAS:
  • The Lobby and breakfast dining room are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair lift in the swimming pool
  • Accessible parking space located directly in front of our handicap-friendly room
GUEST ROOM TYPES:
  • 1 King Bed Accessible (Call to Book)
    This ground-floor wheelchair-accessible guest room features a king bed, roll-in shower, grab bars in the shower and toilet area, and a hand-held shower head.
  • 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
    For those with limited mobility, this ground-floor guest room features 2 queen beds, an oversized bathroom with roll-in shower, grab bars in the shower and toilet area, and a hand-held shower head.

Our goal is to ensure that anyone who wishes to visit Southern Oaks Inn can do so, regardless of their physical abilities. Among the ways we strive to comply with the ADA:

  • It is our standard operating procedure that individuals with disabilities can make reservations for accessible accommodation during the same hours and in the same manner as individuals who do not need an accessible room.
  • We have identified and described accessible features as well as physical barriers with enough detail to allow individuals with disabilities to determine independently whether a given guest room meets their accessibility needs.
  • Our standard operating procedure is to ensure that our accessible guest room option is held for use by individuals with disabilities. However, we protect our client’s right to privacy of disclosure.
  • We guarantee that guest rooms, once reserved, are held for the reserving customer and are removed from all reservation systems.
  • Guests with legitimate service dogs will be provided access to all areas of the hotel where members of the public are allowed to go.

For special accommodation needs, please call us at (904) 342-2354 so we can help you determine the best guest room to ensure a comfortable arrival and enjoyable stay.

Website Accessibility:

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all visitors to our website. All visitors should be able to easily research online at 2800 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32084, regardless of device type or the need for assistive technology like screen readers, font magnification, translation, or voice recognition software.

To ensure this, Southern Oaks Inn is committed to compliance 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 have been developed carefully considering these guidelines and are continuously being enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly.

You can learn more about W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) here. Additionally, the entire site was tested using WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, created by WebAIM.org, a third-party authority in web accessibility. The site is tested periodically to ensure any added or edited content conforms with the latest accessibility guidelines, as reported by the WAVE tool.

BROWSER HELP

Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you are experiencing difficulty reading the Southern Oaks Inn website on your screen, changing the settings on your browser may help to improve the readability and visibility of each page:
Find out more about the accessibility features of these leading Internet Browsers through the links below:

Mozilla Firefox Accessibility
Google Chrome Accessibility Features
Microsoft Edge Accessibility Features
Apple Safari Accessibility Support Ease of Access Options

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

This website is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 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: {Link to 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

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0: explains the reasons behind each guideline.
Section 508: information and news about the accessibility standards introduced by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

ACCESSIBILITY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

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

HTML Validator: a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer: a tool for viewing your web pages without various modern browser features.
Lynx: a free text-only web browser.

We have tested our website to ensure we meet or exceed Level AA of the WCAG 2.0 Standard. If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our website, please get in touch with us at info@southernoaksinn.com.