Accessibility in Cell Press Journals
We demonstrate our commitment to accessibility by enabling access and optimizing the experience for individuals with disabilities and impairments, including auditory, cognitive, physical, speech and visual disabilities. Cell Press journals aspire to meet all guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0(opens in a new window) and the U.S. Section 508 Standards(opens in a new window) of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, as well as similar standards enacted by countries around the globe.
Accessibility and Usability Features
We regularly test our product with people who use assistive technology such as screen readers. We also continuously test our product against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines using a variety of checker tools and disability simulations. Features that benefit all of our users include full-text searching, bookmark-friendly links to journal articles, and a flexible and consistent user interface design. We provide content in a number of different formats, including HTML and PDF.
Screen Reader Friendly
- HTML journal articles are compatible with screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA and Apple's VoiceOver.
- Pages are well structured using headings, landmarks and lists which allow users of assistive technology to easily jump around pages.
- Pages employ ARIA (Accessibility for Rich Internet Applications) to enhance navigation, orientation and labeling for users of screen readers and other assistive technology.
- Images have alternative text descriptions to convey the meaning of an image to screen readers.
- PDFs with searchable text are available.
- Pages include a visible skip navigation link to skip repetitive elements.
- Keyboard-only users can jump directly to a main section in a journal article by using the Jump to Section feature.
- Controls and features are operable using keyboard only.
- Pages provide logical tab order.
- When opening dialog windows and panes, the system places the cursor in logical places.
- Pages use separate cascading style sheets (CSS), allowing users to more easily customize the display and contrast .
- Pages are usable when style sheets are disabled.
- Users can enlarge pages and text with either browser controls or screen magnification software such as GW Micro's Windows-Eyes or AI Squared's ZoomText.
- Figures and images can be viewed as high resolution images.
- All figures in an article may be downloaded to power point with caption text in case accommodations are needed.
- Article content can be viewed in either HTML or PDF.
- Links are named appropriately and include necessary information about the link.
- Global navigation links are consistent across pages and enable users to quickly and easily understand the layout of the site.
- Pages have unique and descriptive page titles which help with orientation, tabbed browsing and bookmarking.
Summary of Cell Press Journal Accessibility Features
|Feature||Blindness/Screen Reader||Low Vision||Hearing Impaired||Mobility/Keyboard-Only||Cognitive (Dyslexia, Non-native English)|
|Controls and features are operable using keyboard only||Yes||Yes|
|Pages include a visible Skip Navigation link to skip repetitive elements||Yes||Yes|
|Users can jump directly to a main section in a journal article using Jump to Section||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Content is available in HTML that can be resized or read using assistive technology such as JAWS screen reader||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pages employ ARIA (Accessibility for Rich Internet Applications) to enhance navigation, orientation and labeling for users of screen readers and other assistive technology||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Graphical elements and color-coded items have meaningful text equivalents||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Forms are marked using labels that are read correctly by screen readers and allow for easier manual selection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Error messages are clearly identified and summarized using headings, iconography, and links to incorrect fields||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pages are uniquely and descriptively titled||Yes||Yes|
|Global navigation links are consistent across pages and enable users to quickly and easily understand the layout of the site||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Accessibility Customer Support is available by an accessible web form or through direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Tips for Users of Assistive Technology
We suggest disabling the Acrobat Reader option for opening PDFs within the browser window. This disablement will help users maintain the ability to use the browser back and forward button commands.
The Adobe Accessibility site is a resource for working with PDFs and accessibility issues. The Adobe site offers a service for converting PDF files into ASCII and HTML. Also, you may download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which includes features that enhance the accessibility of PDF files.
The HTML format for journal articles is the most compatible with screen readers such as JAWS and VoiceOver. From a search result, select an article title to be taken to the HTML version of the content.
- Read more aboutElsevier's Accessibility Policy(opens in a new window).
- Download the most recent Virtual Product Accessibility Template(opens in a new window) (March 2017).
- In 2016 Elsevier was honored(opens in a new window) with the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing.
- To report an accessibility issue with a Cell Press product please contact email@example.com.
- If you require electronic files for a student or staff member with a disability, you may use the AccessText Network or the Elsevier Disability Request Form to request a file.
- For general Customer Service support for a Cell Press journal, please complete the HTML Contact Us form.