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 Digital Sanborn Maps – can be used by everyone. ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps is continually designed and developed to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act for features and functions.
Accessibility features and gaps
Users of ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps should be able to:
- Navigate, browse, display, download, and print fire-insurance maps based on State > City > Date > Volume selections using the keyboard.
- Enjoy a responsive product design that allows content to reflow as the browser window is narrowed or constrained.
- View and use the product in either portrait or landscape device orientation.
- Use Tab or Shift+Tab to tab through and interact with form elements like links, buttons, checkboxes, and menus.
- Be able to visually determine which interactive element has the current focus, usually conveyed with a thicker, colored, or darker outline bordering the element.
- Zoom to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off-screen or forcing horizontal scrolling.
There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
- On Chrome and Edge browsers State, City, Date, and Volume drop-downs do not receive clear visual focus as you tab through them. Clear visual focus is evident on Firefox.
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 plugins offered for Google Chrome
and Mozilla Firefox
Technical Information about this site’s accessibility
ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 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
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 and WCAG 2.1) for ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps.
Accessibility of this platform
The user interface of the ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps platform is designed to be accessible and operable with multiple input mechanisms, including keyboards, screen readers, and voice control technologies. This is enabled by comprehensive labeling of form elements and icons, and features like headings that are used to make the platform easier to navigate without a mouse. Digital Sanborn Map images are accessible for selection, display, and other actions using the keyboard alone.
The platform is built to be responsive, meaning that regardless of the device you are using or the zoom level set in your browser, interface elements and content will reflow. Text will be legible, controls will be usable, and content will not require horizontal scrolling. Though not designed specifically for use on a phone device, product features and content, including the maps are all accessible on a phone.
The accessibility of ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps is a continual effort at ProQuest. Accessibility standards are built into our designs and style guides and included as part of requirements in our software development and quality assurance pipeline.
ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 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
- JAWS with Windows
- VoiceOver with Mac
ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps is tested on the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Edge browsers. It is also tested 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:
- 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 accessibility experts such as Deque
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 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 June 15th, 2021. It was last reviewed on June 15th, 2021.
The website was last tested on June 1st, 2021. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.