ProQuest Ebook Central Accessibility

ProQuest’s Ebook Central has updated accessibility enhancements to meet Level AA of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).

With ProQuest Ebook Central, accessibility and usability are key priorities. ProQuest wants to empower all researchers so they can achieve better learning and research outcomes.

Many patrons, such as those who are blind or visually impaired, will benefit from ProQuest’s accessibility enhancements that make pages easier to navigate and read. Also, accessibility mode can be enabled by the patron with their screen reader – no librarian or tech support needed – ensuring they get immediate access to the content they need for success.

Designed to meet Level AA of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and Section 503 of the US Rehabilitation Act, Ebook Central promotes simplified access to all patrons with features such as:
• Screen reader support (JAWS and VoiceOver) for reading the contents of a web or ebook reader page aloud.
• Browser magnification to increase the entire screen and make content more visible.
• Keyboard navigation so that pages can be negotiated without the use of a mouse.
• Interface colors that meet AA standards for contrast and background colors that may be inverted.
• Font colors that may be changed in downloaded PDFs.
For more information, please download our Ebook Central datasheet or view our Ebook Central accessibility demo video.

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