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The John Johnson Collection is a comprehensive, closed collection and is no longer under active development. It was last updated in 2015. At the time, it was developed to meet existing accessibility standards. Automated testing has been conducted on the core pages of this site to uncover accessibility gaps against the current WCAG 2.1 A and AA accessibility standards. These pages include the homepage, the search page, search results page, browse page, responses page, information resources page, and help page. Findings of this testing are summarized below, along with information about how to make the most of The John Johnson Collection’s accessibility features.
Accessibility features and gaps
Users of The John Johnson Collection should be able to:
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- use access keys to quickly navigate to key sections of the site without using a mouse
- go directly to main content areas on the page using skip links
- access the navigation and Quick Search option on every page
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
- this site has a fixed width: text and elements will not reflow to accommodate screen size
- some form labels are missing or not properly linked to their corresponding controls
- alternative text is missing for some linked images and decorative icons
If you have a disability and need to make your computer, tablet or other device easier to use, AbilityNet
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Technical Information about this site’s accessibility
The John Johnson Collection is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with:
- Level A and Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)
- Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act for features and functions.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Accessibility of this platform
Sitewide navigation features
At the top of every page in the John Johnson Collection there is a list of links to the main functional areas of the site and context-sensitive Help, which opens in a new window. You can use the Quick Search box, located at the top of every page, to quickly search all of the content in the John Johnson Collection.
In addition, navigation options relevant to a particular page appear at the start of the content area, immediately following the main page heading e.g. Modify Search link on the Results page.
If you use a screen reader or keyboard to access the John Johnson Collection you can bypass the sitewide navigation links using the “skip over navigation” link at the top of each page or the relevant access key (see Using Access Keys section below). This link is usually hidden from view but can be displayed on screen using the TAB key.
Using access keys
You can use access keys as part of keystroke combinations (keyboard shortcuts) to navigate quickly to important features in this site without using a mouse:
- 0 = Accessibility page
- 1 = Home page
- 2 = Skip navigation
- 3 = Site map
- 4 = Quick search box on the current page
- 6 = Help (opens in a new window)
Please note that access keys work slightly differently across browsers and operating systems:
- Firefox: Hold the ALT and SHIFT keys down before pressing the relevant access keys.
- Chrome: Hold ALT and press the relevant access key.
- Additionally, Mac users should hold down the Ctrl while following the instructions above.
Note: access keys may not be available to users of some screen reader software where they conflict with reserved keystroke combinations (e.g. Window Eyes).
Pop ups in the John Johnson Collection
This site makes use of pop-ups to provide some types of content. For example, the help opens in a pop-up so you can easily switch between reading the help and looking at the site. Pop-ups are not used for advertising on this site, they only include site content.
If you have a browser pop-up blocker activated, you will need to disable it for full access to the content in the John Johnson Collection. Alternatively, most pop-up blockers can be configured to allow pop-ups for sites you select while still blocking pop-ups from other sites. Please refer to your browser help for details on how to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups for this site.
Site is not responsive
This site was designed for use by laptop and desktop computers and is not optimized for small screens. Text and elements will not reflow to accommodate screen size and if you use John Johnson on a small screen, you will need to scroll in multiple directions to see all content on the page.
Missing alternative text
Alternative text is missing on images in the following areas:
- The page that lists images used on the homepage (accessed by clicking on the image collage on the homepage).
- Images next to each entry on the Search Results page.
In both cases, even though the images do not have alternative text, there are text descriptions adjacent to them that describe the content.
On the Search page, the labels for the “From” and “To” fields of the date range selector, and for the Printer/Publisher field, are not properly labeled. In this case, you will still find text descriptions for these controls that directly precede the corresponding text input box.
At ProQuest, accessibility standards are built into our design, style guides, and are included as part of requirements in our software development and quality assurance pipeline.
The John Johnson Collection code was checked for accessibility automated checks with the WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation tool) provided by WebAIM. The homepage, the search page, search results page, browse page, responses page, information resources page, and help page were evaluated.
The John Johnson Collection was tested on the latest version of Chrome on a Windows computer.
Support and feedback
If you have difficulty accessing specific ProQuest content or features with adaptive technology after trying the workarounds suggested in this statement, you can contact us using the links provided below. Our support services will respond within three days and are available to accommodate the communication needs of end users with disabilities. We will work with you to identify the best option for remediation, subject to content licensing restrictions and technical capability.
Online: ProQuest Technical Support
United States & Canada (toll free):+1 800 889 3358
Outside North America:+800 4997 4111
or +1 734-707-2513
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This accessibility statement was prepared on August 27, 2020. It was last reviewed on September 3, 2020.
The website was last tested on August 27, 2020. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.