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Disclaimers

Regarding our website, photos, replies, and content:

  • Portions of this website may not be suitable for patients under the age of 18 years without adult supervision.
  • Photos and results contained within the Website, Galleries, marketing, and correspondence of Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS, PA (Practice) DOES NOT constitute a warranty that the reader or viewer will obtain the same or better results.
  • Results will vary from patient to patient. No results are guaranteed. 
  • This website and any correspondence including replies to inquiries, screenings, marketing, and social media responses provide general medical information for educational purposes. It does not provide individual or specific medical advice and does not constitute a patient-doctor relationship.
  • Answers found on this website are for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
  • Screenings:
    –  Please note that while video and physical screenings are a valuable resource, they are not meant to replace an in-person consultation. Meeting with Dr. Dean Kane in-person is the most effective opportunity in determining your suited course of treatment. Only at that time will a patient-doctor relationship be established.
    –  Participants in any screening agree not to hold any parties liable to the opinions given therein.
  • We may also use stock images on particular pages and blog posts that are not intended to be actual patients.
  • Patient testimonials are quotes from actual patients of Dr. Dean Kane but do not imply any warranty or guarantee of individual results.
  • Trademarks, Company, and Product Names: Dr. Dean Kane references products and companies which may include trademark™ or registered trademark® names. If they have no trademark filed, the respective company that claims ownership of the product is responsible for the use of the product name. The use of them on this website does not imply affiliation or endorsement by them. Dean Kane, MD, FACS, PA is in no way claiming ownership of these products. Below is such a partial listing:
  • Botox®
    Dysport®
    Voluma®
    Sculptra®
    Juvederm®
    Kybella®
    ZO® Skin Health
    PCA Skin®

 Regarding our communication:

  • Any transmission or any other communication with our Practice and any individual(s) may contain CONFIDENTIAL, PRIVILEGED, and/or PROTECTED INFORMATION. It is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Such information may not be encrypted and therefore available for others to see. Please use discretion in providing sensitive information.  The transmission may contain information subject to federal and/or state privacy laws. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the Practice by email immediately, do not disseminate or copy the transmission, and delete it immediately.
  • The Practice ONLY uses email (lauri@drdeankane.com), text (Practice mobile: (443) 334-7868), and the Practice’s phone number (410) 602-3322 for non-emergency communication.
      • Any patient with a life or limb-threatening concern is to summon 911 or proceed immediately and directly to the nearest Emergency Room.
  • Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other messaging applications such FB Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Telegram, and others are not monitored as a communication portal.
  • A Doctor-Patient relationship requires direct consultation with Dr. Kane. Any communication with the Practice prior to such consultation will not constitute a Doctor-Patient relationship.
  • Electronic communication including telephone, text, email, photographic, and others will be:
    • As non-specific as possible allowing for proper business and non-urgent medical matters to be provided.
    • As non-sensitive as possible allowing for proper business and medical matters to be provided; eg. height and weight, provision of such identifiable information (name, phone number, etc) to create consultations, appointments, screenings, and review of non-urgent medical care.
      • Will not provide specific, individual diagnosis, treatment recommendations nor prescriptions for non-practice patients

Regarding Accessibility

We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.

To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.

This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.

Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.

Screen-reader and keyboard navigation

Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:

  1. Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. 

    Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.

    These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.

  2. Keyboard navigation optimization: The background process also adjusts the website’s HTML, and adds various behaviors using JavaScript code to make the website operable by the keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate the website using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys, operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with Esc, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys, and fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key.

    Additionally, keyboard users will find quick navigation and content-skip menus, available at any time by clicking Alt+1, or as the first element of the site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear, and not allow the focus to drift outside of it.

    Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.

Disability Profiles Supported on Our Website

  • Epilepsy Safe Profile: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
  • Vision Impaired Profile: this profile adjusts the website so that it is accessible to the majority of visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
  • Cognitive Disability Profile: this profile provides various assistive features to help users with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements more easily.
  • ADHD Friendly Profile: this profile significantly reduces distractions and noise, to help people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements more easily.
  • Blind Users Profile (Screen-readers): this profile adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is installed on the blind user’s computer, and this site is compatible with it.
  • Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.

Additional UI, Design, and Readability Adjustments

  1. Font adjustments  users can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
  2. Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
  3. Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
  4. Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
  5. Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
  6. Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
  7. Additional functions  we provide users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.

Assistive Technology and Browser Compatibility

We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS, and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.