Accessibility Statement for Issues & Controversies in History


Infobase is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Infobase takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Issues & Controversies in American History:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Issues & Controversies in American History is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Issues & Controversies in History. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Issues & Controversies in History:

We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Issues & Controversies in History relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

Infobase assessed the accessibility of Issues & Controversies in History by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation
  • We test the interface for screen reader accessibility using JAWS with Internet Explorer.
  • We employ a variety of additional tools used to test accessibility that include WAVE (web accessibility evaluation tool) provided by WebAim, Focus indicator, Manual keyboard testing, and HTML_CodeSniffer.

VPAT 2.0 Information

  • VPAT 2.0 Last Updated: September, 2020 (current version)

The Accessibility Conformance Report Template includes criteria from WCAG 2.0, EN 301 549 and 2017 Section 508. The 2017 Section 508 is also called the Revised Section 508.

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