The Saint Mary's Patrick Power Library offers many electronic research resources with varying levels of accessibility. The accessibility analysis documents below provide the accessibility statements for each database (when available), but they also include the results of manual testing performed by library staff. These tests were performed between January and August 2020 using Freedom Scientific's screen reader Job Access with Speech (JAWS), Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.
The accessibility analyses are intended to provide useful tips and to mention inaccessible features of the platforms and database content. They do not mention features that improve the platforms' or content's accessibility unless the features are particularly notable.
The analyses are grouped by database provider. They are arranged first by the quantity of databases offered, then in alphabetical order. If you cannot find the accessibility analysis you are looking for, it may be because it is listed under the name of its provider, or it may be because the Library acquired the resource after the analyses were completed.
Please let us know if you cannot find the accessibility analysis you are looking for, if you notice that any of the information provided in the accessibility analyses is out of date, or if any of the links to the accessibility statements are broken. Note that information regarding screen reader and web browser compatibility is likely to be out of date before any other information, as Google Chrome is constantly being improved and Internet Explorer is being phased out.
Here are some general notes on accessibility that apply to any database: