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Patrologia Latina is a comprehensive, closed collection and is no longer in active development. The last time it was updated was 2004. At that time, it was developed to meet existing accessibility standards, though new standards have since been introduced. 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, marked list page, and table of contents pages. Findings of this testing are summarized below, along with information about how to make the most of Patrologia Latina’s accessibility features. 

Accessibility features and gaps

Users of Patrologia Latina 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

This site has been reviewed in accordance with:

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

Sitewide Accessibility Features

The sidebar of the page has links to Table of Contents, Marked List, Lexicon, Help, More Information, and Search History.  Aside from the homepage, there also is a “back” button that will take you to the previous page.

At the foot of every page you will find links to sitewide information, including the Privacy policy and Accessibility page, and a Webmaster email link. 

Using Access Keys

You can use access keys as part of keystroke combinations (keyboard shortcuts), making it possible to quickly navigate to important features in this site without using a mouse: Please note that access keys work slightly differently across browsers and operating systems:  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).

Accessibility Gaps

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 Patrologia Latina on a small screen, you will need to scroll in multiple directions to see all content on the page. 

Missing or skipped headings 

Headings are employed throughout the site to make it easier to navigate, especially with a screen reader. Even so, headings are missing entirely on the table of contents page, and some heading levels are skipped on the homepage, marked list, search and search results pages.

Accessibility Testing

Patrologia Latina code was checked for accessibility using automated and manual checks: 

Patrologia Latina 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):
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Outside North America:
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Preparation of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement was prepared on August 26, 2020. It was last reviewed on August 12,2021. No updates have been made to this product.

The website was last tested on August 26, 2020. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.