Bioscientifica accessibility statement


Bioscientifica is committed to making all of our journals and their content accessible to the widest possible audience. We work with KGL PubFactory, our platform provider, to continuously review current best practices and improve our content accessibility.

Wherever possible, all Bioscientifica journal sites conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and to section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.

This means that the user should be able to navigate the site well using either mouse or keyboard, and tab through sections of the page.

The hierarchy of the pages should be well constructed and logical, and the user should be able to skip to the content.

We are aware that not all areas of the sites are compliant, some of which are listed below:

  • Most page structure is good, but not all is complete.
  • The use of headings is not always consistent and clear.
  • Not all images have alt-text, although most figures have supporting legends or text.
  • Some areas of colour within the site have low colour-contrast.
  • Some form fields are not appropriately labelled.
  • Some sites have retrodigitised content, that has been scanned from printed copies and converted to pdfs, and this is therefore not designed with accessibility in mind.


We are reviewing these and other areas to improve as much as we can, and make the user experience clear and straightforward.

Download a copy of the Reproduction VPAT.

Please contact us if you have specific feedback or suggestions on an area of the site.



Amending text size

Text should be readable and reflow if the user increases the size to at least 200%. Features should also still be usable at this increase.


Use the Control (CTRL) or Command button, and + (plus) or – (minus) keys, to increase or decrease text size


Use the Zoom option within your browser control menu to increase or decrease text size. This is usually found in the browser’s application menu


Text to speech tools

Some browsers (eg Microsoft) have built-in text-to-speech tools, and others are available as plug-in options for browsers (eg, Read-Aloud for Google Chrome).

Many devices also offer these tools within their settings.


General settings and advice

The Abilitynet website has advice on how to make your device easier to use.


Browser compliance

Bioscientifica journal sites are built and designed to work with the latest versions of all major browsers, including:
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox

Content should still be readable on earlier versions, but some design or features may not be available or work as intended.