[Athen] Summon 2.0 and accessibility ...

Paul E. Paire paire at temple.edu
Wed May 14 14:33:02 PDT 2014

I asked one of our librarians, and his response is:

Summon 2.0 has known accessibility issues and these are acknowledged by Serials Solutions/Proquest. The current support center doc states, "The legacy Summon interface [v.1.0] is compliant with international standards for accessibility, including the ADA/508 standard and almost all components of W3C guidelines. In development is accessibility for the Summon 2.0 interface."

ProQuest has pushed the 'mandatory' Summon 2.0 adoption date to at least August 2015.
It is possible that this extension is in part due to unhappiness at the accessibility situation on the part of a number of users.

We do not have a timetable on the remediation of the new version.


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Bishop, Jeff - (jeffbis)
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:17 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Summon 2.0 and accessibility ...


We are looking at going live with Summon version 2.0 in July of this year. Have any other Universities done any testing of Summon from an accessibility perspective by chance? We have started in this process and would love to work with others to insure we cast a wide net in finding any issues there might be in the system.

Thanks so much for any help.



Jeff Bishop
Disability Resource Center
IT Accessibility Analyst

Phone: 520-626-1145
Fax : 520-626-5500
Email Address: jeffbis at email.arizona.edu<mailto:jeffbis at email.arizona.edu>

The University of Arizona
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