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Fall 2020: Sherrill and Moriarty Library are closed as part of the Lesley University COVID-19 response.  Please visit us online through our library website and via our Ask-A-Librarian service, and see our Fall 2020 Remote Services Guide.


Accessibility Standards

The Lesley University Library website was designed with accessibility in mind. The website follows heuristic design principles to reduce the cognitive load on visitors. Each link on the website brings the user closer to the service or item that they need to fulfill their information need. With that in mind, the website also uses ARIA (Accessible Rich Interactive Applications) and Access Keys for users using assistive technologies.

If you have any suggestions for ways we can improve, or enhance these services, please let us know by sending an email.

Library Website Access Keys

The main menu for the library includes six categories: FIND, RESEARCH, USE, HELP, ABOUT, LU SCHOLARSHIP. You can navigate through these menus using the TAB key and pressing ENTER, or by using Access Keys, the Up and Down arrows, and the ENTER key.

The following Access Keys correspond with each menu title:

  • Access Key + 1 = FIND
  • Access Key + 2 = RESEARCH
  • Access Key + 3 = USE
  • Access Key + 4 = HELP
  • Access Key + 5 = ABOUT
  • Access Key + 6 = LU SCHOLARSHIP

Other shortcuts:

  • Access Key + H = Homepage
  • Access Key + 7 = List of Databases
  • Access Key + 8 = List of Journals
  • Access Key + 9 = List of Subject Gides
  • Access Key + C = Launches Chat
  • Access Key + 0 = Accessibility Guide
  • Access Key + R = Research Help Page
  • Access Key + P = Self-Service Portal
  • Access Key + F = Faculty & Staff Resources

Access Keys are different depending on the browser and type of computer you are using. The current access keys work with the following browsers:

Windows Linux Mac
Firefox Alt + Shift + key On Firefox 57 or newer, Control + Option + key
Control + Alt + key
On Firefox 14 or newer, Control + Alt + key
On Firefox 13 or older, Control + key
Internet Explorer Alt + key N/A
Google Chrome Alt + key Control + Alt + key
Safari Alt + key N/A Control + Alt + key
Opera 15+ Alt + key Control + Alt + key
Opera 12 Shift + Esc opens a contents list which are accessible by accesskey, then, can choose an item by pressing key

Source: accesskey - HTML | MDN

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