[Athen] JSTOR inaccessibility

Howard Kramer Howard.Kramer at Colorado.EDU
Tue Apr 22 15:28:49 PDT 2008

Hello Folks:

Has anyone else run into the problem of JSTOR no longer providing Tiff
versions of their articles. You can download the pdf but it seems locked in
the sense that it can't be read by JAWS (it's an image pdf), it's not
tagged, and you can't run it through OmniPage. All you can do is print a
hard copy and then scan it. You can request them to tag the document but
they indicate this is a 3 day turnaround. This all seems like a major
downgrade from past access.

I sent an e-mail off to them (they don't list a phone number). They have a
whole page on the accessibility of the new site and it's compliance with ADA
& 508 but a 3 day turnaround does not seem ADA/508 compliant.


Howard Kramer
Assistive Technology Lab Coordinator
AT Conference Coordinator
Disability Services
CU-Boulder, 107 UCB
Boulder, Co 80309

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