Resource type: Journals, Ebooks
Web accessibility standard:
World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
Section 508 Standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act
Instructions for screen reader and keyboard users:
To conduct a subject search rather than using the search options on the ScienceDirect home page, go to the search page so you can narrow your search more easily. To access this page, list the links on the page and choose Advanced Search, which appears between Publications and My Settings.
This search page defaults to searching All Sources. To only search books or journals, list the links on the page and choose the relevant option. The search boxes from the home page still appear at the top of the page, so to access the search boxes just for journals, books etc, list the forms on the page and read below first Search Button.
On the results page the article and chapter titles are listed as links. Select the article or chapter title to access the HTML full text. Check boxes are provided before the reference details. PDFs are untagged and need to be converted using Adobe Reader.
From the publisher website:
Screen Reader Friendly
HTML journal articles and book chapters are compatible with screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA and Apple's VoiceOver.
Pages are well structured using headings, landmarks and lists which allow users of assistive technology to easily jump around pages.
Math content is available in MathML, which can be spoken by text-to-speech engines or converted to Braille and pasted into math equation editors or Microsoft Office documents.
Pages employ ARIA (Accessibility for Rich Internet Applications) to enhance navigation, orientation and labeling for users of screen readers and other assistive technology.
Images have alternative text descriptions to convey the meaning of an image to screen readers.
PDFs with searchable text are available.
Pages include a visible skip navigation link to skip repetitive elements.
Keyboard-only users can jump directly to a main section in a journal article or book by using the left-side table of contents.
Controls and features are operable using keyboard only.
Pages provide logical tab order.
When opening dialog windows and panes, the system places the cursor in logical places.
Pages use separate cascading style sheets (CSS), allowing users to more easily customize the display and contrast.
Pages are usable when style sheets are disabled.
Users can enlarge pages and text with either browser controls or screen magnification software such as GW Micro's Windows-Eyes or AI Squared's ZoomText.
Content can be viewed in either HTML or PDF.