What is PURE’s Accessibility Support?

PURE aspires to meet all accessibility guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA and the U.S. Section 508 Standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, as well as similar standards enacted by countries around the globe. Customers may download the VPAT to see compliance with specific guidelines.

Web Accessibility and Usability Features

PURE includes features that benefit everyone including full-text search, browse and filter by content type or specialty, and bookmark-friendly content. PURE features a simple, flexible, and consistent user interface design. We provide content in a number of different formats, including HTML and PDF.

Screen Reader Friendly

Keyboard Friendly

Flexible Display

Clear Navigation

Summary of PURE Accessibility Features by Disability Persona

Persona Blindness / Screen Reader Low Vision Hearing Impaired Mobility/ Keyboard- Only Cognitive (Dyslexia, Non-native English)
Feature Blindness / Screen Reader Low Vision Hearing Impaired Mobility Cognitive
Controls and features are operable using keyboard only
Pages include a visible Skip Navigation link to help skip repetitive elements
Most links and controls visually indicate keyboard focus
Users can jump directly to a main section in a journal article or book using the table of contents on the left
Content is available in HTML that can be resized or read using assistive technology such as JAWS screen reader
Pages are responsive to various screen sizes and viewing devices
Pages employ ARIA (Accessibility for Rich Internet Applications) to enhance navigation, labeling, and messaging for users of screen readers and other assistive technology
All graphical elements and color-coded items have meaningful text equivalents
Forms are marked up using labels that are read correctly by screen readers and allow for easier manual selection
Error messages are clearly identified using headings and iconography
Pages are uniquely and descriptively titled
Global navigation links are consistent across pages and enable users to quickly and easily understand the layout of the site
Accessibility Customer Support is available by through email or through accessibility@elsevier.com

Tips for Users of Assistive Technology

The HTML format for journal articles and book chapters is the most compatible with screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver. From search results navigate by headings to, select an article title or book chapter to be taken to the HTML version of the content. Once in an HTML article or chapter, users with screen readers can easily bring up a list of functional regions or landmarks on the page as follows:

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