U.S. Army Medical Department
Weed Army Community Hospital
Patient Feedback (ICE)
 
Phone Numbers
Appointment Line
(866)957-9224 (WACH)

Directory Assistance
(760)380-1111

Nurse Advice Line
(800)TRICARE(874-2273) Option 1

Pharmacy Refill
(760)380-3127

Patient Advocacy
(866) 957-9224 Option 4

WACH Ombudsman
(760) 380-9889
Website Accessibility
Access to this site:
If you are unable to access information contained within this website, please contact the WACH PAO at this email address

When contacting the webmaster, please provide the nature of your accessibility problem, the address or name of the webpage containing the requested information and your contact information.
Website accessibility for all
Weed Army Community Hospital is dedicated to making its website accessible to all.

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act and strengthened provisions covering access to information in the federal sector for people with disabilities. As amended, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to the federal government’s electronic and information technology. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Federal agencies must ensure that this technology is accessible to employees and the public. In compliance with DoD Section 508,

The criteria for web-based technology and information are based on access guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. Many of these provisions ensure access for people with vision impairments who rely on various assistive products to access computer-based information, such as screen readers, which translate what's on a computer screen into automated audible output, and refreshable Braille displays. Certain conventions, such as verbal tags or identification of graphics and format devices, like frames, are necessary so that these devices can "read" them for the user in a sensible way. The standards do not prohibit the use of web site graphics or animation. Instead, the standards aim to ensure that such information is also available in an accessible format. Generally, this means use of text labels or descriptors for graphics and certain format elements. (HTML code already provides an "Alt Text" tag for graphics which can serve as a verbal descriptor for graphics). This section also addresses the usability of multimedia presentations, image maps, style sheets, scripting languages, applets and plug-ins, and electronic forms. The standards apply to Federal web sites but not to private sector web sites (unless a site is provided under contract to a Federal agency, in which case only that web site or portion covered by the contract would have to comply). Accessible sites offer significant advantages that go beyond access. For example, those with "text-only" options provide a faster downloading alternative and can facilitate transmission of web-based data to cell phones and personal digital assistants.