Taylor & Francis is dedicated to making the research we publish discoverable and accessible, employing a variety of tools to ensure our platforms and websites work towards achieving level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG).
WCAG standards are set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a globally adopted standard ensuring websites are useful to all. The guidelines are widely accepted as the gold standard for digital accessibility. Full details of our commitment to accessibility are outlined in our company Accessibility Statement which also includes further information regarding our process for Alternative Format Requests.
Taylor & Francis Online has made accessibility a priority to ensure that the platform can be easily used by all, regardless of ability or any assistive technology in use.
Our platform has been audited as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and Association of Southeastern Research Libraries third-party accessibility evaluations. Based on results from the accessibility audits, we have carried out accessibility developments on the platform and validation testing has been performed to ensure all enhancements are functional.
New developments on our platform have been implemented in line with the Four Principles of Accessibility, put forward by WCAG 2.1: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust.
These developments ensure the platform works seamlessly for those using popular screen readers, as well as the introduction of integrated website functionality improving access for those without adaptive technology. These include:
- The text-to-speech Readspeaker function
- Live online content delivered in EPUB format through eReader
- Screen resizing options for use on mobile devices
- Content is navigable via the keyboard, without the need to use the mouse, and pages have a “go to top” link to make it easier to navigate through the site
- Images and graphics have text descriptions, and navigation links are consistent across pages to make it easy to understand the layout of the entire website
Full details of the developments that have been made to the platform can be found in our Accessibility Statement on Taylor & Francis Online.
Taylor & Francis is continually monitoring our practices to ensure that accessibility is embedded at every step of the process. You can keep up to date with our progress by signing up to our Insights Newsletter.