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What level of accessibility / "Bobby"-compliance does the ALEPH Web OPAC have?

  • Article Type: General
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 20

Description:
What level of accessibility / "Bobby"-compliance does the ALEPH Web OPAC have?

Resolution:
This is the response which Ex Libris US gives to bids/tenders in regard to accessibility. It applies to all versions of the ALEPH OPAC, from v16-up:

Ex Libris' development staff has done extensive testing with WindowsBridge2000, Braille mice, WebSpeak, Jaws, Globalize, and DecAccess. The ALEPH Web interface is Bobby compliant and adheres to the priority 1 checkpoint of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium. The ALEPH OPAC is frameless and will allow libraries to configure the Web OPAC to comply with priorities 2 and 3 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
ALEPH 500 has built into the user interface the ability to render displays in multiple ways. Alternate screen representations are possible to allow for optimal reading, speech and Braille devices. Screen colors are adjustable for people with color blindness, certain learning disabilities, and for visually impaired people who need to configure screen readers. ALEPH 500 does not supply voice output and large print routines but will interface to third party solutions.

In regard to version 18.01: ALEPH 18.01 OPAC was tested and found compatible with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Level A (Priority 1 checkpoints). The software used to check accessibility is Bobby 5.

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  • Article last edited: 4/16/2014