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Accessibility Resources: Database Accessibility

Library Database Accessibility Features

Library database providers vary in the accessibility features they offer. This page is an overview of features found in popular library databases. 

EBSCO

Some full-text articles in EBSCO databases are available in HTML. When HTML is available, EBSCO provides text-to-speech.

Newer PDF documents are ADA compliant, but PDF documents uploaded to EBSCO databases before 2004 may not be readable by a screen reader. 

Popular EBSCO databases are listed below. 

Gale

Full-text articles found in Gale databases can be downloaded as PDF documents. 

Gale databases also have a Listen tool which reads the article aloud or downloaded as MP3 files. Users can also increase or decrease article font size.

Popular Gale databases are listed below.

 

Database Accessibility Video Overview

Proquest

Full-text articles in Proquest databases can be downloaded as PDF documents or plain text. 

Proquest has a listening feature where full-text articles can be read aloud. 

Popular Proquest databases are listed below.