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 Legislative Insight – can be used by everyone. Legislative 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 Legislative Insight should be able to:
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
- Go directly to main content areas on the page using skip links.
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader, including a majority of scanned historical content with optical character recognition (OCR) technology.
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
- The site is not responsive; it will not reflow to your fit your screen size.
- Some visual headings are not coded as headings.
- A small number of actions are not announced to assistive technologies.
- Some buttons do not have distinct focus styles.
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
Legislative Insight is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with:
- Level A and Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)
- Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act for features and functions.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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 Legislative Insight.
Accessibility of this platform
Screen reader navigation
Most of Legislative Insight is navigable and readable with a screen reader. Recent documents are published in PDF format with text readable by screen readers. Older scanned historical documents may not be accessible, but we have added optical character recognition (OCR) to a majority of them to enhance their accessibility and increase their discoverability in search.
There are a few areas which may cause some difficulty as you use Legislative Insight with your screen reader:
- On the homepage, there is a tabbed display area for Spotlight and FAQ sections. As of now, when a tab is selected, the content below the tab changes but this is not announced to screen readers.
- Some heading text is not properly coded as HTML heading elements.
Legislative Insight is designed to be used by keyboard only input. You can skip repetitive navigation with a global skip link, which is the first element on every page. While some elements, particularly buttons, don’t have distinct focus styles, your browser’s native focus indicator should appear without issue.
Zoom tools and reflowing content
Legislative is compatible and usable with tools that zoom in on the browser window or increase the size of text. Containers will resize to accommodate the larger text without obscuring or hiding pieces of the text.
Because Legislative Insight is not coded to be responsive, elements on the page will not reflow to fit your screen’s width and you may need to scroll horizontally to view all content on the page.
The accessibility of Legislative 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.
Legislative Insight code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:
- Keyboard-access manual testing and assessment
- Color Contrast Analyzer provided by WebAIM
- Deque aXe accessibility testing tool
- WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation tool) provided by WebAIM
- NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) screen-reader utility
Legislative Insight is tested on the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Edge, and on devices including Mac and Windows computers, and Android and iOS devices. What We’re Doing to Improve Accessibility at ProQuest
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:
- The ProQuest Accessibility Council: a team of stakeholders working to increase accessibility resources and capabilities
- Pursuing partnerships with colleges, universities and other institutions to assist us in reviewing and updating our accessibility standards
- Supporting certifications for our employees
- Consulting with accessibility experts such as Deque
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 June 16th, 2021. It was last reviewed on June 16th, 2021.
The website was last tested on May 1st, 2021. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.