Accessibility

EBSCO is committed to providing positive experiences for all users. Accessibility is a key consideration in all our product development strategies.


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Libraries are for everyone

EBSCO invests time and resources to provide all users with access to our products. We maintain relationships with several consultancies that periodically test and review the accessibility of our products. In addition, we work with customers and conduct EBSCO user research to support accessibility. Our commitments include:

  • Completing annual accessibility audits conducted by a qualified third party
  • Testing our platforms with both JAWS and NVDA
  • Conducting usability studies with visually- and physically-impaired users
  • Working directly with institutions and their users to address their concerns
  • Providing accessibility guides for products like EBSCOhost and EBSCO eBooks

Accessible product features

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Text-to-Speech

Text-to-speech functionality on HTML full-text articles

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Transcripts

Transcripts for videos and audiobooks

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Alternate Text

Descriptive page titles and alternate text for meaningful images

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ARIA Landmarks

ARIA landmarks to assist users with screen readers

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Access Keys

Access keys for keyboard-only navigation

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EPUB & DRM-free eBooks

Many titles available DRM-free and in EPUB format

Questions or comments about the the accessibility of our products?

Last updated: June 2018