Database Accessibility

Links accessed 12/4/2018.

ELM Accessibility Documentation

EBSCO

EBSCO highlights the following product features that support accessibility:

  • Text to speech
  • Transcripts for audio and video
  • Alternate text – page titles and image descriptions
  • ARIA landmarks for screenreaders
  • Access keys for keyboard navigation
  • EPUB ebook format

EBSCO also provides a navigation guide for working with their interfaces.

Gale

Gale provides compliance documentation and support services.

ProQuest

ProQuest's accessibility policy indicates compliance with Section 508 Accessibility Standards and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), as well as providing:

Britannica

Britannica's accessibility policy indicates compliance with Section 508 Accessibility Standards and the WCAG.

LearningExpress Library

EBSCO highlights the following LearningExpress product features that support accessibility:

  • Transcripts for video
  • Alternate text – page titles and image descriptions
  • ARIA landmarks for screenreaders
  • Access keys for keyboard navigation

OCLC

OCLC's accessibility policy indicates compliance with Section 508 Accessibility Standards and the WCAG.

VPATs for individual products are available upon request.

Documentation from Additional Vendors

Several other organizations collate vendor accessibility documentation.

The Big 10 Academic Alliance funds third-party evaluations of accessibility for select e-resources.

Wichita State University Libraries include links to accessibility documentation on their Databases A to Z page.

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Archived ELM Webinars
Find recordings of our 30-60 minute webinars on various aspects of the ELM databases on our Self-Paced Learning page.

ELM Learning Center
Find fact sheets, short videos, hands-on exercises and more on the ELM databases in the ELM Learning Center.