Accessibility Information for EBSCO Interfaces

With improved page orientation and navigation, EBSCOhost now exceeds Web accessibility standards.

Key enhancements include: descriptive page titles, section header tags and selected link labels; easier tab navigation; and elimination of most tables to improve searching with screen readers or keyboard controls.

EBSCOhost has been fully tested to allow users to navigate the web interface with only a keyboard. You may also be able to use the access keys listed below.

Introductory Text
Many pages have additional assistance tips for screen reader users in the Introductory Text at the top of each page. Please read this information and follow instructions for improved navigation.

Access Keys
Depending on your operating systems you will need to press Ctrl or Alt and 1, 2, or 3. The numbers permit you to do the following:

EBSCO eBook and Audiobook Accessibility System Requirements and Settings
For low-vision and blind users using JAWS screen reader software, accessing eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost requires JAWS in combination with Firefox web browser, to support ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) standards.
EBSCO eBooks and Audiobooks follow ARIA best practices and recommendations of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative to make content accessible to all users. ARIA standards especially help with “dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with AJAX, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.” Please note that not all browsers support ARIA standards.

For more information on ARIA click here.

For FAQs related to eBooks and Accessibility click here.

Known issues:

ID: 5755
Topic: Accessibility
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO eBooks, EBSCO Audiobooks
Updated: August 2015

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