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Library Resources and Accessibility

Product Information

Online Catalog
Rose Library’s online catalog, CCLINC, has been tested and found to work with assistive technologies.  A VPAT for the SirsiDynix software which powers the catalog interface indicates the level of compliance with accessibility criteria.  

Summon VPAT

Video Collections
A large portion of Rose Library’s DVD collection is closed captioned. For more information on the corrective action being taken by the library to ensure a collection of captioned materials, please see the Correction of Library Owned Non-captioned Video Material Five Year Plan.

Closed captioning availability varies on videos available to students and faculty through streaming video servers like NBC Learn and Films on Demand. 


The majority of the databases provided to you by the Jim & Patsy Rose Library are ADA compliant. For more information on accessibility with some of our most popular databases, see below.

  • EBSCO 

All HTML articles in EBSCO databases have a text-to-speech option and an option to download the audio file as an MP3. However, many articles are not available in HTML. EBSCO PDFs after 2004 are ADA compliant.

For more information on EBSCO’s accessibility see their Research Interface on Accessibility.


JSTOR’s image based PDFs have been automatically tagged so that they can be read with screen readers like JAWS. Where tagging is not sufficient, manual tagging can be requested for a limited number of articles. See the JSTOR accessibility policy for details.

  • Credo Reference

Credo provides equivalent access for all users. For more information on Credo’s accessibility features, see their Access Policy. (Note: Includes VPAT)

  • Gale (includes Gale Virtual Library and Opposing Viewpoints)

All articles in our Gale databases are available in HTML with a text-to-speech option and the option to download the audio file as an MP3.  See Gale’s accessibility policy for more information. (Note: Includes VPAT for both Gale Virtual Library and Opposing Viewpoints)

  • Chadwyck-Healey (includes the Faber Poetry Library)

Chadwyck-Healey works to make their databases compliant. See full accessibility statement for more information. (Note: Includes VPAT)

  • CQ Press

You can request alternative text formats for articles published CQ Researcher. For more information, see CQ Permissions.

  • The NC LIVE website is Section 508 compliant and conforms with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at level AA. For more information, view their accessibility policy.


Additional VATs and Accessibility Documents