Our aim is to ensure that EEBO is accessible to everyone. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions about the accessibility of this site.
You will find information below on how to navigate EEBO, what you can do to view the site in a more accessible way, and any features which may have implications for accessibility. You will also find a brief statement of our policy towards complying with accessibility standards for the Web.
Sitewide navigation features
At the top of most pages in EEBO there is a list of links to the main functional areas of the site and context-sensitive Help.
In addition, navigation options relevant to a particular page appear at the start of the content area, below the main navigation e.g. Refine search link on the Search Results page.
At the foot of every page you will find a list of links to sitewide information, including the Webmaster, Accessibility, and Site Map pages, and an End Session link.
The Site Map provides a list of links to all the main areas and sub-areas of the site. To open the Site Map from any page click on the link in the bottom navigation bar (access key m), then follow the link for the page you wish to open.
Using access keys
You can use access keys as part of keystroke combinations (keyboard shortcuts) to navigate quickly to important features in this site without using a mouse:
To use the access keys:
The page you have chosen should now open.
Note: If you are using a Mac you should hold down the CTRL key and press the assigned access key. If you are using Firefox 2, you should hold down the SHIFT and ALT key before pressing the assigned access key.
Using the Tab key
You can use the TAB key to navigate through the main features of the page such as links and form fields:
Note: Unless you change the default settings in Safari, you will need to press Option and the TAB key to move through each link on the page.
Pop-ups in EEBO
This site makes use of pop-ups to provide some types of content. For example, the Table of Contents opens in a pop-up so you can browse through the contents of a volume and display different sections of it in the main EEBO window. Pop-ups are not used for advertising on this site, they only include site content.
If you have a browser pop-up blocker activated you will need to disable it for full access to the content in EEBO. Alternatively, most pop-up blockers can be configured to allow pop-ups for sites you select whilst still blocking pop-ups from other sites. Please refer to your browser help for details on how to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups for this site.
Changing text size
Text throughout the site (including navigation) can be made bigger or smaller within the browser to suit your needs.
In Internet Explorer:
Note: If you use a Mac you should hold down the Apple/Command key and press the + or - key.
Changing text, background, and link colors
Most browsers have options allowing you to choose the text and background colors you prefer when viewing Web pages. You can use these options to make the text more legible if you find certain color combinations difficult to read.
To change colors in Internet Explorer:
To change colors in Firefox:
Features with implications for accessibility
This site includes scanned page images in gif format, which cannot be read by a screen reader.
Graphics are used within full text pages for items which cannot be represented as plain text e.g. for gaps within the full text where the reason for the gap has been identified.
Standards compliance policy
At present we are making every effort to comply with Priority 1 of World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and some features also contribute towards compliance with Priority 2 and Priority 3 guidelines.
We are also striving to ensure that this site complies with the U.S Federal Government Section 508 guidelines for Web-based information.
Colors used throughout the interface have been tested against the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) and Hewlett Packard's standards for luminosity contrast, color difference and brightness difference.
This Web site has been tested for total (monochromatic) color vision deficiency and partial color vision (Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Tritanopia).
We aim to test all our products for accessibility using JAWS with Internet Explorer.
The BBC’s My Web My Way site is an authoritative resource on accessibility for users around the world, not just in the UK. It gives detailed help on making changes to your browser, operating system, or computer to view Web sites in a more accessible way.
Note: ProQuest LLC is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained on the BBC’s My Web My Way site.
Please contact us should you need further details on the steps we have taken to ensure that this site is accessible to all users.