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Journal Publishing Guide

Making Your Journal Accessible

The University of Toronto Libraries strive to ensure our web spaces conform with Level AA standards, as per WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0) and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) standards and timelines.

Journal Production Services hosted OJS platform provides all new journals with a basic accessible web template. Should the journal teams choose to implement design changes or customizations, it is their responsibility to ensure that their journal website remains accessible. It is of equal importance for journal editors to make sure that journal content (articles, issues, supplementary materials, media etc.) can be accessed and read by a variety of individuals using adaptive/assistive technologies.

Tips and Tools to Ensure Website and Content Accessibility

The below resources recommended by the U of T AODA Office can help you ensure that both the journal website and the articles can be accessed by visitors with disabilities and by readers using different types of web-enabled devices. Please note that no single tool can test for all accessibility issues.

Resources for the Journal Website:*

Resources for the Published Content:

*Adapted from the U of T AODA Office website.