LabArchives Releases First Accessibility Compliant Electronic Laboratory Notebook
LabArchives is the first Electronic Laboratory Notebook to announce compliance with major accessibility standards.
CARLSBAD, CA, Feb. 23, 2016 — LabArchives® the leading electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), today announced compliance with major accessibility standards. LabArchives products are in use by more than than 100,000 scientists and science students users to store, organize, share, and publish their laboratory data.
LabArchives Professional and Classroom editions have been enhanced to comply with the following Web accessibility standards and regulations:
- Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
- 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 LabArchives platform is built to support a wide range of browsers and devices in use by researchers. In particular,LabArchives has utilized features of HTML5 and WIA-ARIA to provide additional support for LabArchives users of assistive technology. WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite) defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. The result is LabArchives is the only widely distributed ELN with accessibility enabled capabilities.
Due to the scale and complexity of LabArchives features and functionality, this is an ongoing effort. To learn more about LabArchives Accessibility efforts, visit the Knowledgebase.
LabArchives is a cloud-based software application (Software-as-a-Service) which replaces the traditional paper notebook in professional research labs and higher education laboratory courses. The LabArchives ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook) solution is used by more than 100,000 scientists and professors, including Nobel laureates, to store, organize, share, and publish their laboratory data. It is the only Internet2 approved ELN and the only ELN which meets most Accessibility standards. For more information, visit www.labarchives.com.