Working for People with Sight Loss

Accessibility Statement

NCBI is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. The pages on this site are designed to be WCAG AA compliant, and to comply with all priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

This statement was created by NCBI Labs in February 2021.

If you would like your website reviewed and tested for Accessibility Standards please contact the Labs Team at [email protected].

Accessibility features of this website

Keyboard/Screen reader navigation – to assist users who do not navigate the site using a mouse or other assistive technologies.

Skip to content link – to assist users who do not navigate the site using a mouse or other assistive technologies.

Accessible images – to inform users using a screen reader or other assistive technologies of an image’s contents.

Accessible forms – to assist all users submitting forms on our site.

Accessible tables – to inform users using a screen reader or other assistive technologies of table content.

Correctly structured content with good heading usage – to assist users using screen readers or other assistive technologies and to generally increase readability.

Useful link text (descriptive links, not just “click here”) – to inform users using screen readers or other assistive technologies.

Document accessibility – to assist users using screen readers or other assistive technologies and to generally increase readability.

Cross Browser compatibility – to ensure consistency in layout and navigation across all browsers and avoid bugs which may cause a user to be confused.