Accessibility Statement

Commitment to Digital Accessibility

Our mission at 5 Little Monkeys is to make a more accessible web space for our team, our clients, and our visitors. One in four adults in the United States has a disability that impacts their ability to interact with the online world. At 5 Little Monkeys, we strive to ensure that everything we create or add to our website is usable by people of all abilities.

Accessibility on 5 Little Monkeys

We have structured our website to allow those of all abilities to easily and quickly find the information they need.

Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility

Our site follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria (and where possible Level AAA) and the latest ICT Refresh (Section 508) guidelines as they apply to the web as our primary goal. These guidelines include internationally agreed-upon standards and ICT Refresh Compliance Criteria that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content more accessible and ADA Compliant. We apply these guidelines to all our designs, code, and content as new content and pages are created for our website. Testing of our website is performed by accessibility experts using industry-standard tools such as AXE Accessibility, WAVE, NVDA Screen Reader, Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA), additional browser extensions like HeadingsMap (verify Page  content structure), keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.

Accessibility Features On 5 Little Monkeys

The following is a list of components and functions meant to improve our site's accessibility:
  • 5 Little Monkeys design has incorporated a mobile-responsive version slits content.
  • We have selected colors for color contrast and meet AA requirements, even for small text.
  • Navigational aids are provided throughout our website. Skip navigational links have been incorporated to enable smooth keyboard navigation and to bypass repeated content.
  • The language of our website is declared in the header.
  • All images and other non-text elements are appropriately marked up to either reflect their purely decorative purpose or share informative content in their alternative text attributes.
  • Landmark and heading markups indicate expected navigation, section containers, headings, lists, and buttons in a more understandable and skimmable way for users, regardless of device.
  • Forms are associated with labels or applicable Accessible Rich Inter Applications (ARIA) and include appropriate instructions on filling in form controls, with clearly understandable error states.
  • (ARIA) screen-reader only text is present when links, buttons, icons, or images need additional context to understand their meaning.
  • Warning text (readable by screen-readers) is displayed when links open in a new tab or window wherever possible.

Accessibility Support Contact

We welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you notice anything that doesn't work for you or your assistive technology. please let us know. We will do our best to assist you and resolve issues.

Email us at info@5littlemonkeysbed.com or Use the Contact Us Form

Certification of Compliance

This website, 5 Little Monkeys Website, boated at www.5littlemonkeysbed.com, has been tested for and remediated to the latest WCAG 2.1 and ICT Refresh Standards. This was Intended to provide an enhanced user experience, and although extensive, this shouldn't be considered as an exhaustive list for improving accessibility and user experience. As the website gets more traffic, it is highly recommended to collect feedback from users to discover additional pain points, usability issues, and future improvements.

Scope

The focus of this Audit and Remediation is based on testing compliance with WCAG 2.1 criteria, Section 508 Refresh, ADA Compliance, and overall accessibility of the website to users with disabilities and their Assistive Technology (AT).

Method

The site pages were tested with Color and Evaluation tools. multiple browsers, and a screen reader against WCAG 2.1 criteria, ADA Compliance. and Section 508 Refresh Standards. This includes both automated and manual procedures.

Result

Overall. the website is within ADA compliance and WCAG 2.1 Leveled Standards as of this date. August 29, 2022, by an ADA Compliance Expert Matthew Dempsey.

Inspired by a need AND Our Passion FOR SLEEP

When our daughters were ready to leave their cribs and move into their first big girl beds, we discovered no mattress on the marketplace specifically designed for the needs of children. This was a shock to us because our family has been in the bedding business for almost 100 years, and we were amazed we had never noticed this glaring need in the market.

Simply put, the bedding industry has never prioritized children's mattresses. The choices for children's mattresses have been quality mattresses designed with adults in mind or poor quality mattresses that are passed as "good enough for kids." We knew how important sleep was for proper mental and physical development, so we wanted something better for our daughters. With our expertise in the bedding industry and a few years of parenting under our belt, we set out to create the ideal sleep system for kids. We spent months testing materials, creating layouts, and tweaking designs until we found all the best components needed in a kids' mattress that helped our daughters get to sleep faster, sleep more soundly through the night, and wake up feeling rested, refreshed, and healthy. The result is the revolutionary 5 Little Monkeys mattress – and we are beyond excited to share it with you and your family.

5 Little Monkeys History

A Long History of Quality Bed Makers

Once upon a time, in 1945, there was a bed maker named Irving Harrow who founded a small company called Hollywood Bed. He would hand make his beds until they were just right. Each afternoon, he would load up what he made that morning in his station wagon and deliver them to his customers.

When Irving’s son Larry rose to the helm in the 1970s, Hollywood Bed grew its capabilities and product line. He invested in state-of-the-art equipment and demanded only the finest bedding products in the industry.

In 1997, Larry’s son, Jason Harrow, started working at the company and took over the operation in 2010. He further grew the company to supply some of most significant retailers and hotel brands in the world, while keeping quality as the #1 priority. Inspired by their two girls, Jason and his wife Courtney decided to create the ideal sleep system bed for kids…and 5 Little Monkeys was born! Today, we provide toddler mattresses for children throughout the country!

A Sleep System Truly for kids

  • The Challenge

    Study after study proves the importance of good rest for child development. But before we created 5 Little Monkeys, we couldn’t find a sleep system with children’s needs in mind. No one seemed to consider the important differences between grown-up bodies and growing bodies – or how kids sleep would be affected by those differences.

  • Thoughtful Design

    We set out to create a brand new kind of toddler mattress that can be used from age 3 through age 18. We started from the ground up, working to address a range of concerns in the design process like:

    • Body weight and proportions
    • Changing body structure
    • Body temperature regulation
    • Tendency to have nighttime "accidents"
    • Allergies
  • A Solution From Crib to College

    We created 5 Little Monkeys specifically for growing kids. We researched, studied and designed the optimum features and benefits to support better sleep in children. Then, we created an entire sleep system bed incorporating the very best of our findings. That means, not only is the 5 Little Monkeys Mattress the best choice for your growing monkeys, it’s the last one you’ll ever have to buy them! Our sleep system bed is the perfect toddler mattress that your child can transition to from the crib and continue to sleep in throughout their teenage years.