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Website Accessibility Statement: Home

The Leeward Community College Library is committed to making its services accessible to all users, including those with sensory or mobility disabilities. We strive to make sure our website complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA criteria.

Library Website Features and Issues

For some features of the website, we have created alternative versions that may be easier for users of assistive technology or keyboard navigation to use. These include the blue website navigation bar with the extensive sub-menus on each page and the slideshow display on the library homepage. Inconspicuous links near each feature are provided to access the alternate versions.

Some pages in our website have "widgets" in them – search boxes, displays of information from outside sources, and other controls that let you interact with our research databases and online tools. These are provided to us by the database or service vendors. We address accessibility issues with these widgets to the extent that we can, but because they are often generated by the vendor's system and inserted into our pages, there are some issues we can't fix. Typically, these issues involve the labeling of form elements.

Web pages in the library website have URLs beginning with "guides.leeward.hawaii.edu" or "www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library". We don't have any control over the accessibility of the research databases, online collections, and other tools and resources we link to from our website, even if such sites may be branded with the library name.

Many library staff members are involved in the creation and upkeep of content on the library website. Staff are trained to be aware of accessibility issues and techniques, but may miss something now and then. If you find inaccessible content on our website, please contact the library at lccref@hawaii.edu or 455-0379.

Database Vendor Accessibility Statements

Listed here are links to the accessibility statements of the companies that produce the online research databases and publications we subscribe to and make available through our website.

This list is provided to assist faculty in meeting Standard 8.6 of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, which applies to some online courses.

  • Alexander Street Press (Academic Video Online, Ethnographic Video Online)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Science Magazine)
  • Ancestry
    • No accessibility statement available; contact vendor for more information: libraryedition@ancestry.com
  • Capstone Interactive
    • No accessibility statement available; contact vendor for more information.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • No accessibility statement available; contact vendor for more information: chronicle@pubservice.com
  • CollegeSource
    • "CollegeSource, Inc. products strive to be accessible to all users, regardless of ability.  Whenever possible, we look to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as published by the W3C.  In that new technologies and policies are constantly introduced, please let us know if you experience any difficulties.  We will review and make any possible adjustments."  (Vendor email dated 11/12/18.)  Contact vendor for more information.
  • Credo
  • Digital Public Library of America
    • "​DPLA follows open web standards and follows best practice accessibility guidelines. If you notice anything awry, or wish for more information, contact us at accessibility@dp.la"
  • EBSCO
  • Elsevier (ScienceDirect)
  • Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Gale (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints in Context)
  • HathiTrust (HathiTrust Digital Library)
  • Infobase (Films on Demand, American History, Ancient & Medieval History, Facts on File, Issues & Controversies, Modern World History, Today's Science, World Religions)
  • IngentaConnect (Journal of Applied Research in the Community College)
  • ITHAKA (JSTOR)
  • JoVE PDF of Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
  • Kanopy
  • Library of Congress (Chronicling America)
  • New York Times
  • Overdrive
    • "We don't have a general accessibility statement, however, we respond to individual accessibility questions, or fill out a VPAT (voluntary product accessibility testing) form on request." (Vendor email dated 11/12/18.)  Contact vendor for more information: libraryteam@overdrive.com
  • ProQuest
  • Sage (CQ Researcher)
  • Salem Press
    • No accessibility statement available; contact vendor for more information: csr@salempress.com
  • Statista PDF of Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
  • Swank Digital Campus
  • Ulukau
    • No accessibility statement available; contact vendor for more information: ulukau@hawaii.edu
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed, PubMed Central)
  • Yale University (eHRAF World Cultures)
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