All researchers, regardless of ability, need access to scholarly information. ProQuest is committed to providing all our users with a fully accessible experience for research, teaching and learning.
At ProQuest, we make every effort to ensure that our platforms – including TDM Studio – can be used by everyone. TDM Studio is continually designed and developed to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act for features and functions.
Accessibility of this site
Users of TDM Studio should be able to:
- Go directly to main content areas using skip links.
- Easy to read text on the page due to high color contrast.
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Zoom in up to 200% using browser tools without text spilling off screen.
There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
- While some areas of the website are keyboard accessible, there are some areas that are difficult or impossible to navigate with a keyboard.
- In a few cases, there are issues with color contrast and using color to signify a change.
- Labels are missing for some controls on the refine content pages.
- Magnification up to 200% on homepage/landing page and dashboard screen, however, horizontal scrolling is unavoidable.
If you have a disability and need to make your computer, tablet or other device easier to use, AbilityNet
is a recommended resource. We also recommend browsing free add-ons offered for Google Chrome
and Mozilla Firefox
Technical Information about this site’s accessibility
TDM Studio is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with:
- Level A and Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.4)
- 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.
Compliance level and report
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
TDM Studio is a new solution for text and data mining. With TDM Studio, researchers have the flexibility to use their preferred methods created from open-source programming languages like R and Python – along with methods provided by ProQuest – for analysis and visualization. When you choose to analyze your dataset, you will be redirected to an external platform, Juypter Notebook. While we try to make the experience of creating datasets as accessible as possible, we cannot control the accessibility of your experience on Jupyter Notebook. If you experience accessibility issues on this platform, please use their respective contact forms to report your concerns.
Some of the TDM Studio can be navigated with a keyboard alone, but there are several critical areas that are currently inaccessible or hard to access or hard to access:
- Access through tabbing cannot be performed if you would like to tab to “Log in” or “Log out” of TDM studio homepage or tab through the user testimonials at the bottom.
- On the workbench page after logging in, the user is unable to tab through the dataset table, workbenches in the workbench selection bar, select log out, “Open Jupyter Notebook” button, and change the status toggle.
- On the Choose Publications page the user is unable to select via keyboard publication titles and to move to the next step in the footer.
- On the Refine Publications the user is unable to tab to select source types and document types.
- On the Create Dataset step the user is unable to select with tab the “Create Dataset” button.
Throughout TDM Studio, form elements and buttons are given accessible labels, so you can use assistive technologies to determine the purpose of various controls. The majority of elements have labels, but there are a small number of missing labels. In these cases, there are usually adjacent text labels that describe the purpose of the control.
A few missing labels that might affect your ability to do research relates to the functionality to the choose publications and refine content pages. Check boxes on the choose publications page are missing labels. The search bar text and date picker are also missing labels. If you are using a screen reader, this label will not be discoverable.
While most text throughout TDM Studio meets minimum color contrast standards, but there are cases where text does not have enough contrast with the background color. These relate to supplementary pieces of information within the workbench dashboard, interactive toggles and navigation. For example, the color of the text in the “ON/OFF” toggle button, “create new dataset” button is too light for the background.
If color contrast is a concern for you, we recommend utilizing one of the free browser plugins that can increase text/background color contrast, such as the High Contrast extension
for Google Chrome.
Throughout TDM Studio, you will be able to magnify the website pages using the browser zoom up to 200% without degrading utility or readability. However, there are some cases where zooming causes the pages that are enlarged to flow off the page. Zoom text only to 200% is on the homepage/landing page but horizontal scrolling is needed. On the Workbench page, the dataset table is responsive and usable at 200% but horizontal scrolling is unavoidable.
The accessibility of TDM Studio is a continual effort at ProQuest. Accessibility standards are built into our design, and style guides and included as part of requirements in our software development and quality assurance pipeline.
TDM Studio code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:
- Color Contrast Analyzer provided by WebAIM
- Deque aXe accessibility testing tool
- High Contrast Chrome extension
- Keyboard-access manual testing and assessment
- WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation tool) provided by WebAIM
- NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) screen-reader with Windows
- VoiceOver with Mac
TDM Studio is tested on the latest version Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Edge, and on devices including Mac and Windows computers, and Android and iOS devices.
What We’re Doing to Improve Accessibility
Making content accessible is an ongoing effort at ProQuest. We’re committed to working with the community to ensure we continue to meet our customers’ needs. A list of our ongoing efforts include:
- Testing with users of all abilities
- The ProQuest Accessibility Council: a team of stakeholders working to increase accessibility resources and capabilities
- Pursuing partnerships with colleges, universities and other institutions to assist us in reviewing and updating our accessibility standards
- Supporting certifications for our employees
- Consulting with, and performing audits through, accessibility experts such as Deque
Support and feedback
ProQuest support services are available to accommodate the communication needs of users with disabilities. If you have difficulty accessing specific TDM Studio content with adaptive technology, contact us using the links provided below. Online: ProQuest Technical SupportPhone:
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 September 2, 2020. It was last reviewed on September 2, 2020.
The website was last tested on August 17, 2020. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.