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 ProQuest U.K. Parliamentary Papers – can be used by everyone. ProQuest U.K. Parliamentary Papers 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 features and gaps

Users of ProQuest U.K. Parliamentary Papers should be able to: There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible: 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

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. 

Access the full Accessibility Compliance Report (VPAT 2.4 & WCAG) for U.K. Parliamentary Papers.

Accessibility of this platform

PDF Full text accessible to screen readers

While some U.K. Parliamentary Papers content is limited to citation information and an abstract if available, a good deal of the content provides full text. For an item that provides full text, you can:

Search button contrast

There are two known contrast issues which we expect to correct in a future release:

Headings and subheadings

Coding page elements as headings and subheadings, using HTML heading tags that look like this: <H1>, <H2>, <H3>, etc. can help all users, but screen-reader users in particular, parse the structural hierarchy of a page. The Advanced Search page, for example, includes the following heading / subheading-like text elements that are not coded using heading tags: We expect to correctly code these elements and others with heading tags in a future release.

Accessibility Testing

The accessibility of U.K. Parliamentary Papers 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.

U.K. Parliamentary Papers code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:  U.K. Parliamentary Papers is tested on the latest versions of 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 includes:

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

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+1 800 889 3358

Outside North America:
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Preparation of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement was prepared on September 20, 2020. It was last reviewed on September 21, 2020.

The website was last tested on September 16, 2020. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.