Visit the Accessibility Directory article for detailed information for all ProQuest products.

You will find information below on how to navigate our products, what you can do to view the site in a more accessible way, and how to make use of common browser supported accessibility features.

Navigating our products

Sitewide Navigation Features

Links to the main functional areas of the site such as searches and browses typically appear at the top or left-hand side of every page. There is usually a Home link and a context-sensitive Help link (which opens in a new window).

Other navigation options relevant to a particular page e.g. Modify Search, Print appear within the main content area.

At the foot of every page you will find a list of links to sitewide information, including Accessibility, Privacy Policy, Contact Us, Copyright, Site Map and an End Session link.

If you use a screen reader or your keyboard to access the product you can bypass the sitewide navigation links using the "skip over navigation" link at the top of each page or the relevant access key (see Using Access Keys section below). This link is usually hidden from view but can be displayed on screen using the TAB key.

Site Map

The Site Map provides a list of links to all the main areas and sub-areas of the site. To open the Site Map from any page click on the Site Map link (access key 3), then follow the link for the page you wish to open.

Using Access Keys

You can use access keys as part of keystroke combinations (keyboard shortcuts) to navigate quickly to important features in this site without using a mouse:

0 = Accessibility
1 = Home page
2 = Skip navigation
3 = Site map
4 = Search All page / Quick Search
6 = Help (opens in a new window)

To use the access keys:

The page you have chosen should now open.

Note: If you are using a Mac you should hold down the CTRL key and press the assigned access key. If you are using Firefox, you should hold down the SHIFT and ALT key before pressing the assigned access key.

Using the Tab Key

You can use the TAB key to navigate through the main features of the page such as links and form fields:

Note: Unless you change the default settings in Safari, you will need to press Option and the TAB key to move through each link on the page.

Visual Display

Changing Text Size

Text throughout the site (including navigation) can be made bigger or smaller within the browser to suit your needs.

In Firefox:

In Internet Explorer:

Note: If you use a Mac you should hold down the Apple/Command key and press the + or - key.

Changing Text, Background, and Link Colors

Most browsers have options allowing you to choose the text and background colors you prefer when viewing Web pages. You can use these options to make the text more legible if you find certain color combinations difficult to read.

To change colors in Internet Explorer:

To change colors in Firefox: