The Library's most popular databases come from two companies, EBSCO and ProQuest. Their databases are compliant with accessibility standards, and they provide information about their accessible features and navigation commands.
See the links below to access EBSCO and ProQuest database portals. There are also link below with screen reader navigation tips.
Access a Portal to all Jackson Library databases here: https://library.indwes.edu/databases.
The databases are accessible through subject / discipline pages or alphabetical pages. Students can tab to navigate the Database Portal, use arrow keys, and hit enter to select a database.
contain many PDFs which are ADA compliant. However, older content was created from scanned images of original text that is not accessible to screen readers. This content is identified throughout ProQuest with the label 'Scanned image PDF.' For assistance with older pdfs, contact a librarian at 765-677-2603 or email email@example.com.
A Portal to select individual databases or search all of the ProQuest databases: https://search.proquest.com/databases/advanced?accountid=6363
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Gale databases (such as Opposing Viewpoints in Context or Literature Resource Center) provide a Listen function for full-text articles. Wherever the Listen icon is present, there is the option to have the document read aloud. The Listen tool also allows you to download the audio file as a MP3.
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