Library Catalog Search Accessibility and Usability Information

This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers identified during testing as well as how to get help, when using the catalog search on the libraries website. The website is the UW-Madison library website that students and staff use to search for resources and book appointments. Within the main library site, there is a catalog search, this accessibility and usability information relates to that catalog search tool and not the full library website.

Get help

  • Contact the DoIT Help Desk for general assistance or to report an accessibility or usability barrier.

Library resources

Additional resources

Libraries pages with help, guidance, and documentation information

Accessibility & usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist.

Magnification and interface barriers create difficulties perceiving information for some users, such as people with low vision.

At 400% magnification, images begin to pixelate and blur. The clear filter button has low color contrast.

Some barriers for individuals using screen readers to enhance accessibility, such as people with low vision and blindness.

Pages do not have a “skip to main content” button. Drop down items in expanded menus are described to users as links and may be misleading. When screen reader users open a popup module, focus does not move into it. Heading levels are not standard and may create confusion.

Keywordslibrary appointment, book appointment, resource search, search, libraries   Doc ID123206
OwnerChristine A.GroupIT Accessibility and Usability
Created2022-12-28 13:05:15Updated2024-05-21 13:41:10
SitesDoIT Help Desk, IT Accessibility and Usability
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