Accessibility

Intellect is committed to ensuring our work is accessible to as many people as possible. We try to adopt current best practices and we are working towards full compliance with level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG).

Our website has been trialled and tested to ensure accessibility and we welcome any feedback on user experiences. Please contact us at lovett@intellectbooks.com with any suggestions.

Our website

Font size

Most modern web browsers offer the ability to customize settings such as font size. To find out more about your browser’s accessibility options, select it from the list below:

Internet Explorer 
Firefox 
Chrome 
Safari
Opera 

Alternative text

We provide text-alternative descriptions for many images used on our website.

Layout

Our website is built with a responsive design so that it will adapt itself according to the device and browser size that you are using.

Our products

Our products are created with accessibility in mind. We have these measures currently in place:

Books

Print, ePDF and ePUB files are available for all our books. Books published from January 2018 onwards will be available in ePUB 3 format; books published prior to this will be available in ePUB 2. 

Our eBooks are available on a variety of platforms, such as EBSCO, ProQuest, Bibliotech and VitalSource. EPUB Test  is a great resource for accessibility information about your chosen platform and/or reading system.

We are working with RNIB Bookshare to make our content available to learners with disabilities. We currently upload titles on demand, and will be developing a direct upload feed for new titles from 2019.

We recommend using Adobe Digital Editions for reading ePUB and ePDF files. This it can be used on many different devices, and has good access support, including support for high contrast, screen readers, and keyboard shortcuts.

Journals

Print and ePDF files are available for all our journal articles. From Spring 2019, around 20 per cent of our journals will be available in HTML format

Our journals are available online through IngentaConnect. Read IngentaConnect’s commitment to accessibility statement. ReadSpeaker’s TTS (text to speech) converter is available as an in-built feature across the Ingenta site

We recommend using Adobe Digital Editions for reading ePDF files. This it can be used on many different devices, and has good access support, including support for high contrast, screen readers, and keyboard shortcuts. Read Adobe Digital Editions’ accessibility statement.

Action Plan

We have an action plan to improve the accessibility of our products. Our focus team are working towards:

For books:

  • Improve ePUB 3 book files from Spring 2019 to include:
  • Alternative text for images in frontlist titles
  • The ability to navigate tables of contents and reading order
  • Correct mark up of headers, links, tables and lists
  • Full accessibility metadata
  • DRM-free eBooks on request within 5 working days

For journals:

  • HTML format options (this will be for a limited number of journals only, and new content only)
  • Correct mark up of headers, links, tables and lists


If you require further support please feel free to contact the accessibility team via Jessica Lovett (lovett@intellectbooks.com).    

See also

FAQs
Terms of Use 

If you would like more information or help with web accessibility, the BBC website My Web, My Way is an excellent resource.

This accessibility information was last updated on 1 May 2019.