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Scopus and web accessibility

on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:00

Held annually on December 3rd the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a United Nations-sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness and promote the understanding of disability issues. This year one of the focus areas of IDPwD is the role of technology in creating enabling working environments.

Accessibility features in Scopus

At Elsevier we consistently and proactively work to make our products accessible to all users, regardless of their physical abilities. Accordingly, Scopus features and functions are designed to be accessible by all users and devices, enabling people with disabilities to access Scopus content quickly and easily.

Scopus takes a continuous improvement approach to web accessibility, testing new and existing pages for accessibility with each product release. Some of the accessibility features of Scopus include:

  • All primary functions in Scopus are operable using keyboard only, with logical tab orde.

  • Search result pages show obvious highlighting of the row in focus to provide orientation for keyboard-only sighted users

  • Scopus uses properly structured headings, allowing users of screen readers to navigate pages more quickly

  • Graphical elements such as images and icons are supplemented by HTML text attributes

  • Animated tutorials are also available as HTML text files

  • Pages have unique and descriptive page titles to help orient users of screen readers

  • All content and controls are compatible with screen enlargement software in addition to compatibility with built-in browser zoom functionality

  • A skip navigation link is available for screen reader users

Find out more about accessibility in Scopus on our infosite.

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