Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement – Captains Bounty On The Beach Motel And Captains Bounty Beach View Motel



We recognize that there are many different challenges to accessibility, as every individual’s experience is unique. While we are committed to accommodating all guests to the best of our ability, Captain’s Bounty on the Beach and Captain’s Bounty Beach View may not be accessible to every individual, as they were built approximately seventy (70) years ago, decades before the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended. Due to the properties’ age, size, and historic nature, they are unable to meet ADA requirements and, as such, there are no Accessible Rooms at these hotels because their pre-ADA construction dimensions severely restrict the ability to do so. The properties have not undertaken any new construction or substantial alterations since they were built, only routine maintenance and upkeep. As such, there are not any readily achievable or technically feasible structural updates applicable to the properties to provide any accessibility features beyond those which may already be present on site. Together, the two properties contain fourteen (14) different room types, distributed throughout the combined forty (40) total rooms across both locations. The properties are designed to intentionally provide guests with an enhanced “solitary” experience from the everyday stresses of life, so the rooms lack most modern equipment. There is no Lobby, Concierge Desk, or Hotel Atrium at either property. There is only a second-floor office where the manager(s) on-duty may be reached. There are no Elevators located at either property, so guests must avail themselves to using stairs to navigate the properties accordingly. The properties do not offer any amenities, such as, Restaurants, Pools, Public Restrooms, or Lounge Areas. There is no Room Service in the traditional sense, only daily housekeeping at the discretion of guests. Room doorway entrances are twenty-nine inches (29”) wide.

Direct beach access is only available off hotel property, through public property owned by the Town of Rockport. Our rooms do not come equipped with any phones, so guests must avail themselves to using their own electronic or cellular devices. Due to the properties’ pre-ADA construction, at this time, our in-room bathrooms cannot sustain structural or plumbing upgrades to implement grab bars, roll-in showers, accessible toilets, or handheld shower heads. Our rooms are very tight and walking paths may not be wide enough for individuals requiring wheelchairs to navigate unimpeded. In-room turning ratios are extremely restricted and, in addition, some of our Suites contain spiral staircases leading from sitting quarters up to a second-level bedroom area. Hotel management and ownership is currently making good-faith efforts to identify what accessibility “barriers” may be removed without the need for substantial construction/alterations, if possible, and will be endeavoring to update either location appropriately.

For more information regarding accessibility at the properties, please call us at (978) 546-9557 to speak to one of our representatives or email us at


We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards and best practices regularly.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

We have installed an automatic accessibility tool that runs in the background. This tool runs Ai and machine learning to remediate accessibility deficiencies in the HTML code. In addition, it provides an interface that allows visitors to manipulate their browsing experience. The complete toolset aims to assist this site in conforming as closely as possible to the standards by the WCAG 2.1 Level AA.

Additional accessibility considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. Some WCAG 2.1 Level AA requirements are not included in the remediation process as they are outside of the scope of the website source code, including but not limited to video captions.

Measures taken by this website to achieve compliance

  • Complete WCAG 2.1 Level AA website audit and remediation on page load. All on-page elements are scanned and reviewed against our accessibility standards library to ensure compliance. If remediation is required, the element is tagged, and our Ai remediation tool makes necessary, non-invasive corrections on the client-side of the site
  • Auto Image and Link recognition and remediation for content that does not contain alt or title text for users that require screen reader access; descriptions are stored for user adjustment to assist our machine learning algorithms
  • Quick access to search Meriam Website for definitions and pronunciations of words.
  • Colorblindness adjustments to improve distinction between colors for Red-green color blindness (Deuteranomaly, Protanomaly, Protanopia, Deuteranopia), Blue-yellow color blindness (Tritanopia, Tritanomaly), Other color blindness (Achromatopsia, Achromatomaly)
  • Reset fonts to Arial or Implementation of Dyslexia friendly font 
  • Ability to Highlight Titles and Links
  • Text Magnification
  • Content, Font, Line Height, Line Spacing Scaling, and Zoom
  • Content alignment including left, center, and right
  • Dark and Light Contrast modes and High Contrast that increases contrast ratio to 135%, and complete inversion of colors
  • Saturation adjustments including High (140% saturation), Low (90% saturation), Monochrome (0% saturation)
  • Complete element color control including Title, Font, and background color adjustments with color-safe color palettes to ensure optimal contrast ratio of 4.5%
  • Ability to stop motion (videos, animated graphics, web element transitions, etc.), hide all images, and mute sounds
  • Simple reading guide or more elaborate page mask to assist users in focusing on-page content
  • Highlight element on hover or focus to ensure both keyboard and mouse users can orient themselves on the focused element
  • A screen reader that reads back page content on highlight
  • Complete keyboard navigation control
  • Aggregated settings into browsing profiles to quickly deploy accessibility configurations for multiple user types.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

We strive to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS, and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of this site relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.


While our main goal is to make the entire site accessible to all users, there is a possibility that some pages may not have been discovered or do not have a satisfactory accessibility remediation solution at this time. We are committed to constantly improving the accessibility of this site to ensure it is accessible to all.

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