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

Accessibility Compliant

EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service platforms are fully functional for visually-impaired users and are WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant. Our platforms meet, and in many cases exceed, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards. EBSCO maintains relationships with several accessibility organizations that periodically consult, review and provide reports on the accessibility of our products.

Assistive Technology Support

EBSCO Quality Assurance engineers use JAWS 13 & 14 and WAVE software to test each platform release. EBSCO’s products support the use of technologies for visually- and physically-impaired users. Support includes:

  • Text-to-Speech functionality on HTML full-text articles
  • Descriptive page titles and alternate text for meaningful images
  • ARIA landmarks to assist users with screen readers
  • Large print interfaces
  • Support for keyboard-only use

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