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Advice from Suppliers on Accessibility

Most of our suppliers offer information and advice about their accessibility features. We recommend that you refer to this information for guidance.

Supplier/Product General Accessibility Advice Link to Accessibility Guidance
ACM Digital Library ACM Digitial Library uses the Open Source Content Management System Plone and has been designed to be completely accessible and usable, working in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0). Link to resource
American Chemical Society Supports the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) with some exceptions.  
BFI Inview Instructions for screen reader users and deaf or hard of hearing users: This database contains video clips which do not have transcripts or subtitles. Some synopses of content are provided. To play a video screen reader users will need to list headings on the page, choose 'Download options' and tab through the list of formats. The appropriate option can then be selected.  
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Digital Resources is committed to ensuring equal access for all users of our resources, regardless of technology or ability. For all our resources, we aim for compliance with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Link to resource
British Standards OnLine British Standards Online attempt to comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Link to resource
Cambridge University Press CUP aims to meet at least the double-A standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium. Link to resource
Dawsonera Accessibility features are in line with the "RNIB Approved" standard. It is important to note that different screen readers will have their individual nuances and behave differently depending on the device and browser that is being used. Dawsonera's key focus is to ensure that all their code complies with WCAG 2.0 standards. Link to resource
Digimap The pages within the Digimap service comply with all priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Link to resource
EBSCOHOST The EBSCOhost platform is WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant. EBSCOhost provides a number of accessibility features to allow users to navigate and interact with the Web site. EBSCO databases have a read aloud feature for HTML articles that may be manually activated. Link to resource
Elsevier When feasible, Elsevier products and internal sites will adhere to level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). Link to resource
Emerald The Emerald Insight website powered by Literatum has passed Atypon's internal accessibility tests and meets the generally accepted requirements of W3C AA and section 508 accessibility standard. Link to resource
Gale Cengage Cengage is committed to making its educational materials accessible to users of all abilities and has adopted inclusivity as one of its four quality learning design principles. Link to resource
HeinOnline Instructions for screen reader and keyboard only users: To access full text either try the Text of this page link or download the PDF using the Print/Download option. Link to resource
IEEEXplore Instructions for screen reader users: PDF's need to be converted using Adobe Reader 7.0. Articles can be converted to a more accessible format using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) equipment such as Kurzweil. Link to resource
IngentaConnect IngentaConnect aim to reach as high a level of accessibility as possible. Link to resource
JSTOR JSTOR uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the JSTOR website adheres to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and W3C WAI WCAG 2.0 Level A. Link to resource
Journal Citation Reports See Thomson Reuters  
Lawtel See Thomson Reuters  
LexisNexis LexisNexis maintains an ongoing commitment to accessibility and will continue its efforts to provide disabled users full access to their products, technologies and services. Link to resource
Migration to New Worlds See their Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Link to resource
Oxford University Press OUP try to adopt current best practices and comply to a level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG). Link to resource
OVID/Wolters Kluwer Ovid now complies with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Compliance Level AA, this in turn makes us 508 Compliant (a US federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities). A screen reader should be able to navigate a visually impaired user through the product.  
Project Muse Instructions for screen reader users: Select View HTML, which includes heading levels to aid navigation. Link to resource
ProQuest databases ProQuest make every effort to ensure that all ProQuest pages comply with Web accessibility guidelines. Link to resource
ProQuest Ebook Central ProQuest Ebook Central are targeting Level AA of the WCAG 2.0, a very high level or accessibility for academic ebook platforms. Due to DRM protection etc. screen readers are unable to read the protected text, so users with accessibility needs should use “Accessibility Mode” whereby the text is converted to HTML and displayed one page at a time. Link to resource
Refworks RefWorks is committed to providing access to individuals with disabilities. We do this by providing a screen-reader friendly interface for Windows users using JAWS or MS Narrator. Link to resource
Royal College of Nursing RCNi's aim is to develop all content to compliant standards. Link to resource
Sage Journals online All full text is in pdf format, which is not tagged and needs to be converted using Adobe Reader Link to resource
Social Work Toolkit Social Work Toolkit has been developed in accordance with W3C guidelines, and comes with several options for alternative modes of learning and navigation. Link to resource
SpringerCompact Instructions for screen reader users: The article title provides a link to the abstract and full text options, which is usually PDF only. The PDF is untagged and needs to be converted using Adobe Reader. Link to resource
Taylor & Francis T&F are committed to making sure that Taylor & Francis Online is accessible to everyone. Link to resource
Thomson Reuters Are committed to designing products and services to conform with the Equality Act 2010 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, as well as other applicable accessibility standards, to the maximum extent practicable.  
Web of Science See Thomson Reuters  
Westlaw Westlaw UK is compatible with screenreader software and has keyboard shortcuts for key functions.  
Wiley Wiley is committed to making Wiley Online Library accessible to all users. Wiley Online Library currently endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Link to resource
XpertHR Are committed to building an accessible website with reference to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and are currently compliant with WCAG level A.  
Page Last Reviewed: 18th March 2019 by Sarah Packard.