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. ETD Administrator provides student authors with a simple way to submit their dissertation or thesis for publishing on the ProQuest Platform, opening their work to the world-wide research community. Graduate-school administrative staff use ETD Administrator to manage the submission workflow of dissertations and theses at their institution, including delivery to ProQuest.

At ProQuest, we make every effort to ensure that our platforms – including ETD Administrator – can be used by everyone. ETD Administrator 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

Features

Users of ETD Administrator should be able to:

Gaps

There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible: We aim to correct these problems in future releases.

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

ETD Administrator 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 2.1) for ETD Administrator.

Accessibility of this platform

More about what’s good

Using a screen reader like JAWS, users can have page content read aloud as they engage with interactive controls like buttons, links, menus, and input fields. They can also Tab (go forward) or Shift+Tab (go backward) to move through those interactive controls. Screen reader users get a sense for the structure of an ETD Administrator page, as correctly coded heading and list tags are read aloud.

Opportunities for improvement

Accessibility Testing

The accessibility of ETD Administrator 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.

ETD Administrator code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:  ETD Administrator 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

Phone:
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 January 26, 2021. It was last reviewed on June 14, 2021.

The website was last tested on April 1, 2020. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.