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ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)


Beyond color contrast issues that were constantly brought up by our automated tests, the main accessibility barriers found with the Gale ECCO platform were related to how easily screen reader users could understand their way around the interfaces and how efficiently they could find and consume publications. 

Top 3 Issues:

  1. Scripting coming in the way of screen reader navigation (most objects announced as clickable).
  2. PDF documents in the reader being scanned document, resulting in an inaccessible experience.
  3. Wayfinding in the Publications, resulting in a poor navigation experience for screen readers.