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 Indian Claims Insight – can be used by everyone. Indian Claims Insight is 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 Indian Claims Insight 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 

Indian Claims Insight is committed to making its website accessible, 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.  

Access the full Accessibility Compliance Report (VPAT 2.4 and WCAG) for Indian Claims Insight. 

Accessibility of this platform 

Scanned historical content 

Primary source government documents are provided as scanned images in PDF format. Optical character recognition (OCR) makes most of this scanned historical content accessible to screen readers. However, some of the content, particularly scans of handwritten notes, maps, and other content that is not type set, cannot be accurately scanned by OCR technology. This content may be harder to read with a screen reader. 

Responsive interface 

Indian Claims insight 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. This means that text will be legible, controls will be usable, and content will not require scrolling in multiple directions. Note that content in PDF format does not reflow due to the nature of PDF formatting. 

Skip links 

In Indian Claims Insight, you will find multiple skip links to make it easier for you to navigate with a keyboard or screen reader. In addition to the “Skip to main content” link at the top of every page, you will also find a “Skip to results” link on results page, which allows you to skip over filter options and quickly access the results list.  

On the Advanced Search page, immediately after the first search input area, you will find a “Skip to content type group” link which will jump focus to the Content Type filters options.  

On Docket History and Publication Details pages, you will find a Table of Contents (immediately following the site header) containing skip links to key parts of the record. 

Color Contrast 

While most text in Indian Claims Insight meets minimum color contrast standards, but there are cases where some heading and explanatory text does not have enough contrast with the background color. 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 Indian Claims Insight, 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.  

On the Advanced Search form, note that the custom date input fields are not given accessible labels. Until this is remediated, we recommend that you filter results by date after running a search on the results page using the Filter by Date option, which has an accessible label. 

If you are a screen reader user and would like to select result items for batch saving or exporting, you will find the checkbox before each result item. Note that these checkboxes are not automatically described by the titles of the documents they select, but the titles are placed immediately after their associated checkboxes. 

Keyboard and screen reader navigation 

Most of the website can be navigated with a keyboard alone, but there are several areas that are currently inaccessible or hard to access. Several links in the footer are not able to be focused. In addition, the filter panel on Docket History pages cannot be expanded and accessed with a keyboard or screen reader. 

Headings and page titles 

Headings are given to important sections within pages on Indian Claims Insight to make it easier to quickly navigate to a specific section. Please note that not all page sections are coded as headings, particularly the sections represented in the Table of Contents on Docket History and Publication Details pages. In addition, some heading levels are skipped. 

Pages in Indian Claims are given page titles, but these titles may not be sufficiently descriptive. You may need to read part of the content to get a sense for the content of the pages. On Docket History pages, the Docket number can be located as a heading level 3.

Accessibility Testing 

Indian Claims Insight code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:  

Indian Claims Insight 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 at ProQuest 

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: 

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 (option 1)

Outside North America:
+800 4997 4111 or +1 734-707-2513

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement was prepared on February 15, 2021. It was last reviewed on February 15, 2021.

The website was last tested on February 15, 2021. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.