LabArchives® ELN Application Accessibility

 

LabArchives and Accessibility

LabArchives has made our best commercial effort to ensure that our web application complies with Web accessibility guidelines. Due to the scale and complexity of LabArchives features and functionality, this is an ongoing effort. If you have any questions or feedback for us on using LabArchives with Assistive Technology, please contact us.


We invite you to visit the Accessibility Support document in our Knowledgebase for detailed information on using accessibility features in LabArchives.


Standards

LabArchives has aimed to comply with the following Web accessibility standards and laws:

  • - Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act - please see our VPAT for more information on how we have address Section 508 compliance.
  • - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • - Level A and Level AA of the WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0)


In addition to the specific accessibility standards above, the site has been built using industry-standard web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) with an eye towards supporting a wide range of devices and web browsers. In particular, we have utilized features of HTML5 and the WIA-ARIA extensions to provide additional support for users of assistive technology.


Testing

LabArchives code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks. For example, colors used throughout the interface have been tested against the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) standards for luminosity contrast, color difference, and brightness difference. We test the interface for screen reader accessibility using VoiceOver with Safari on OSX and NVDA with Firefox and Chrome on Windows. We also manually test how well a user can interact with our application using just keyboard input.