Books In Print®
combines the most trusted and authoritative source of bibliographic information with powerful search, discovery and collection development tools designed specifically to streamline the book discovery and acquisition process. Libraries worldwide consult Books In Print to find titles, create lists and decide from Books In Print's vast inventory files which vendor, eBook platform or online retailer to source the title.
At ProQuest, we make every effort to ensure that our platforms – including Books In Print – can be used by everyone. Books In Print 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
Users of Books In Print should be able to:
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
- Go directly to main content areas on the page using skip links.
- Easily read text on the page due to high color contrast.
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
- Zoom in up to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off screen.
There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
- While the main workflow on this website is keyboard accessible, there are some areas that are difficult to navigate with a keyboard.
- Some repetitive areas on the page are not skippable using skip links.
- Certain changes on the page are not communicated in a non-visual manner (e.g. to screen readers and other assistive technologies).
- In a few cases, there are issues with color contrast and using color alone to signify a change.
- Labels are missing for controls in a small number of cases.
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
Books In Print 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) for Books In Print.
Accessibility of this platform
Books In Print is a discovery tool that searches across your library’s holdings for physical and digital resources. When you select a result on Books In Print, the data is being brought in from another platform. While we try to make the experience of searching and evaluate results as accessible as possible, we cannot control the accessibility of your experience on these external platforms.
Most of the website can be navigated with a keyboard alone, but there are pages of the site that make navigation take a little more work than usual.
The Browse page has an expanding column feature where you must get through the complete list before being able to scroll through the list of the selected item. When viewing book title details, when you open the print, email, download, delete, or properties modal windows, the focus is at the bottom of the modal window. To navigate this, you could use Shift/Tab to move the focus backwards through the window back to the top.
While most text throughout Books In Print meets minimum color contrast standards, but there are cases where text does not have enough contrast with the background color. Some cases include the book catalogue number on the homepage and Title details page. Some buttons also have low color contrast, for example, the buttons for the search bar and the Search button on the Browse page.
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 Books In Print, 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.
There are also cases where a form element or button has multiple labels. This may cause a screen reader to not read the appropriate label.
The accessibility of Books In Print 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.
Books In Print code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:
- Color Contrast Analyzer provided by WebAIM
- Keyboard-access manual testing and assessment
- WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation tool) provided by WebAIM
- VoiceOver with Mac
Books In Print is tested on the latest version 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 include:
- 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, and performing audits through, 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 November 4, 2020. It was last reviewed on November 6, 2020.
The website was last tested on November 2, 2020. The test was carried out internally at ProQuest.