All researchers, regardless of ability, need access to scholarly information. ProQuest is committed to providing all our users with a fully accessible experience for research, teaching and learning. 

At ProQuest, we make every effort to ensure that our platforms – including Statistical Insight – can be used by everyone. Statistical Insight is continually designed and developed to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act for features and functions.

Accessibility features and gaps

Users of Statistical Insight should be able to: There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible: If you have a disability and need to make your computer, tablet or other device easier to use, AbilityNet is a recommended resource. We also recommend browsing free add-ons offered for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Technical Information about this site’s accessibility

Statistical Insight is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with:

Compliance level and report 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Access the full Accessibility Compliance Report (VPAT 2.3 and WCAG) for Statistical Insight.

Accessibility of this platform

The user interface of the Statistical Insight is designed to be accessible and operable with multiple input mechanisms, including keyboards, screen readers, and voice control technologies. This is enabled by comprehensive labeling of most form elements and icons, and features like headings that are used to make the platform easier to navigate without a mouse.         

Skipping repetitive page content via skip links is also possible on every page. Skip links allow you to bypass persistent header links and jump directly to main content. On the results page, there are additional skip links before the result items that let you jump directory to the filter options and highlighted content areas.

A small number of the documents in this platform which contain tables as part of their PDF version have had their data elements extracted into .xls files which can be opened in a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel so a user can use accessibility features of those programs to read them better.

You can access these extracted tables in two ways, either as part of their parent document, or using as a separate table record.

To identify documents on the search results page which have extracted tables which you can download, look for documents which have the “TABLE” flag beneath the article summary.

Table flag in search results next to Abstract and PDF flags 

example of a Table record in the Statistical Insight search results

For documents with this flag – when you are in the document you will see the tables which you can download called out in their own section called “Tables”. This section is right beneath the “Category Term” section on most documents. 

In this section you will see a link to download the table, and when you click on it you will see a list of options of how to download the table.  You can download this table as a PDF, XLS, or PNG from this option.

Download Table options from within document view 

Downloading table data from the table document itself

To identify actual table documents on the search results page again look for documents which have the “TABLE” flag beneath the article summary.   These will be the separate documents which contain just the information around the data table that has been extracted – these will match up to any link as shown above for downloading from the parent document.

For table documents they will only have the “TABLE” flag on the search results, and no “PDF” or “ABSTRACT”.

Table file as shown in search results - with just the TABLE flag

Once you go into the table document itself you can download it by looking for the “download” link at the top of the document with the grid/table icon next to it.

download link in the Table file

In the table document you are only able to download the table as the .xls file.  You can still grab the image (GIF) of the table by right clicking on top of the table image on the page.

To download a PDF of the table, you can use the “Print” function to “save as PDF”.

print function on Table document

This will open up a printable view of the table document, and give you the option to “Save as PDF” in the print dialogue box.

image of the Save as PDF option in Print dialogue box

Accessibility gaps


The Statistical Insight Product is responsive up to a medium screen size. Resizing the screen, using the site on a device with a smaller screen, or resizing the text will have a negative impact on the readability and/or utility of various parts of the site.  Smaller screen sizes make various navigation pieces, and other features – like the filter panel in search results, and drop down menus – to disappear, or show in places where it makes their functionality very problematic.  For example the filter panel pushes the search results down off the screen so you are unable to see what effect the filter is having on your search results.


Individual records opened up from the search results don’t have unique names in their title header and only have a generic title of “Statistical Document”.

Some external links are also not coded to alert the user that they will be leaving ProQuest Statistical Insight and navigating to a different website (for example – on the home page the links to the other databases don’t indicate that these go to different sites).  

Keyboard accessibility

Date filters are not accessible using the keyboard when a screen reader is being used to access the website.

The format options for downloading related tables from a document are not all accessible just with using the keyboard.  

Tool tips which show on hover are not independently dismissible, and will disappear when you hover outside of them.  

PDF Accessibility

Many of the older PDFs which are in this product are not coded to be accessible by a screen reader. As a workaround you can download any PDFs from the site to open them in another viewer. Often these PDFs will contain tables of data which are not tagged with descriptive text to indicate their data, or tagged to read the table data using assistive technologies.  Some of these tables are extracted into XLS files which can be opened in a spreadsheet program (see steps above to open in XLS format).

Some PDFs also contain content which is in a different language than the main content and this new language content is not labeled appropriately for a screen reader to pick up on the new language introduced.

Many of these items above being investigated but a release date has not been set.

Accessibility Testing

The accessibility of Statistical Insight is a continual effort at ProQuest. Accessibility standards are built into our design, and style guides and included as part of requirements in our software development and quality assurance pipeline.

Statistical Insight code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:  Statistical Insight is tested on the latest version Firefox, and Chrome, , and on devices including Mac and Windows computers, and Android and iOS devices.

What We’re Doing to Improve Accessibility

Making content accessible is an ongoing effort at ProQuest. We’re committed to working with the community to ensure we continue to meet our customers’ needs. A list of our ongoing efforts include:

Support and feedback

If you have difficulty accessing specific ProQuest content or features with adaptive technology after trying the workarounds suggested in this statement, you can contact us using the links provided below. Our support services will respond within three days and are available to accommodate the communication needs of end users with disabilities. We will work with you to identify the best option for remediation, subject to content licensing restrictions and technical capability. 

Online: ProQuest Technical Support

United States & Canada (toll free):
+1 800 889 3358

Outside North America:
+800 4997 4111 or +1 734-707-2513

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement was prepared on August 9th, 2020 It was last reviewed on May 3, 2021.

The website was last tested in April 2021.  The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.