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Accessibility Guide to Library Eresources: Vendors F-L

ForensicnetBase

Resource type: BooksCRC logo

Web accessibility standard:

Instructions for screen reader users:

Search results are listed as links in the order of reference number, number of times keyword occurs in document, document (for example book chapter), book title, authors and file size. Clicking on any of these links will take you to the beginning of the document containing your keyword. As the document loads you will be told 'ejournals loading file'. It will be an untagged pdf, which needs converting using Adobe Reader. To read a book, browse to it, click on the title and then Read it online. Separate pdfs have been created for different sections within a book and each one will need to be converted. To navigate between these different sections press F4 and then F4 again. You can then use up and down arrows for navigation. Press F4 again to get back to the document you are reading.

 

 

IEEE Xplore

IEEE logoResource type: Journals, Ebooks

Web accessibility standard:

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.0 Level AA 

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Instructions for screen reader and keyboard users:

The Search results provide links to the journal title, AbstractPlus and PDF full text. References are listed in the order article title, author, journal title, Digital Object Identifier (number used for linking) and volume details followed by AbstractPlus and PDF. 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.

Publisher website:

The IEEE Xplore site relies on Portable Document Format (PDF) as the format for content and layout of online publications. There is a detailed PDF specification that provides requirements for author submission of articles. PDF documents are most easily viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader™, version 5.0 or higher. Acrobat Reader can be freely downloaded from Adobe Systems, Inc.

Note: Adobe Acrobat offers capabilities which enable users with disabilities to access PDF documents by means of text-to-speech read aloud features, customization of font size, ability to view in high contrast mode and use of keyboard navigation.

The IEEE Xplore site uses accessible colors and fonts generated using CSS. Certain sections of the IEEE Xplore site may require adjustments for proper rendering on screen readers and text browsers. Default styles/views can be disabled by going to your browser's 'Preference' or 'Options' menu. In addition, IEEE has implemented "ALT" and "TITLE" tags, including all special characters rendered as in-line or displayed images.

JSTOR

Jstor logoResource type: Books, journals, pamphlets

Web accessibility standard:

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

W3C WAI WCAG 2.0 Level A

Instructions for screen reader and keyboard users:

Search results appear in the order check box, reference number, article title (which is a link), author, reference details, Article Information, Page of First Match and PDF. To access the full text of articles either choose PDF from the results list, or click on the article title and then choose PDF. If a PDF is not sufficiently tagged, JSTOR can manually tag PDFs. For more information see the JSTOR accessibility pages.

Lexis Library

LexisNexis logoResource type: Database

Web accessibility standard:

Instructions for screen reader and keyboard users:

This database is complex and uses frames. For keyboard users it is recommended that you use F6 and SHIFT+F6 to move between the frames. There are a few drop down boxes that refresh the screen as soon as you use the arrow key to move to the next option when using Internet Explorer. To open the drop down box and then select the option you want ,press ALT+ DOWN ARROW, select your preferred option using UP and DOWN ARROW and then press ENTER to activate it. The search results pages have five frames. Listed below are the headings of each frame with a brief explanation of what they cover:
Global Navigation Frame enables you to go back to the LexisLibrary start page; Results Navigation Frame allows you to manipulate your references by changing the sort order, email and save them etc; Results Classification Frame separates and groups the results under type of publication; Right Side Frame can be ignored; Results Content Frame lists your results.

Also - For visually-impaired customers - if you select the PDF version of documents, it is then possible to zoom in and out of text. It is possible to email documents to yourself and choose Word or PDF formats.