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NVU Libraries: Databases and Accessibility

This guide speaks to the accessibility of each database of the NVU Libraries.

PLOS

Articles from open access, peer-reviewed journals in the general sciences, biology, ecology, genetics, pathogens, and medicine. 215,000+ peer-reviewed articles are free to access, reuse and redistribute. David Knutson, Senior Manager, Communications, writes:

"Lisa, thanks for reaching out to us. The short answer is that we are not yet offering text-to-speech capabilities. However, our technology folks are looking into this as you are not the only University librarian to inquire about accessibility. Below are some current questions we hope to answer...

What is the maximum font size and does text re-flow when you enlarge the font?

Can a user change background/foreground colors or contrasts? How?

Are there keyboard-only equivalents for all mouse actions? Where could I find a list? Are there short cut keys to reduce tabbing round links?

Is text marked up so it can be navigated in a meaningful way (for example by heading level)?

Can text be selected and read by text-to-speech tools?

Are text descriptions available for all relevant graphics and images?

Where can I find guidance for all these features?"