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Accessibility @ The CPCC Library: Databases

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The following list reflects The CPCC Library's largest databases. Accessibility information on all of its databases is coming soon. If you find a database that is not accessible, please contact The CPCC Library at 704-330-6885.

ADA Accessibility Features in Major Databases

Our most commonly used databases come from two companies, ProQuest and Gale. These database vendors are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or W3C WAI WCAG 2.0. They also provide information about their accessible features.

Please contact us if you are experiencing difficulties with any of our databases.


ProQuest databases contain many PDFs which are ADA compliant. However, older content was created from scanned images of original text that is not accessible to screen readers. This content is identified throughout ProQuest with the label 'Scanned image PDF.' For assistance with older pdfs, contact the CPCC Library at 704-330-6885.

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Gale databases (such as Opposing Viewpoints in Context or Literature Resource Center) provide a Listen function for full-text articles. Wherever the Listen icon is present, there is the option to have the document read aloud. The Listen tool also allows you to download the audio file as a MP3.

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All EBSCOhost databases provide a text to speech option for HTML Full Text articles. However, many articles are not available in HTML. When you have located an article, click on HTML Full Text and there will be an option to listen. You can also download these audio files in MP3 format.

Newer PDFs in EBSCO are ADA compliant. EBSCO Publishing began providing its scanned PDFs with an Optical Character Reader (OCR) text layer in September 2004. For assistance with older pdfs, contact the CPCC Library at 704-330-6885.

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