Mission Statement

Project MUSE is committed to creating products that are fully accessible to all users. To this end, we strive to ensure our content conforms to the AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and EN 301 549 Accessibility Standard (V3.2.1), and follows the technical specifications of the Revised Section 508 Standards (published January 2017 and corrected January 2018). MUSE also offers its publishers an Accessibility Guide for how to make their content as accessible as possible on MUSE.


Compliance to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, and EN 301 549 Accessibility Standard is measured by the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT 2.4Rev). All content on MUSE operates under the specifications in the attached VPAT.

Download Project MUSE VPAT
(Updated 1/30/23)

Personalized Reading Experience

Project MUSE allows users to personalize their reading experience on the platform via user settings including high contrast mode and dark mode. These features are available to all users, and those with MyMUSE accounts may save these settings for automatic application whenever using the platform while logged in to their account.

Free Document Readers

You may download free document readers from the following links.

External Application Compliance

The document readers above are not under Project MUSE's control, and we can't affect their level of accessibility. The links listed below will bring you to their parent company's compliance documentation where you can be better informed about their practices and dedication to accessibility for their users.


If you find something on MUSE that is not accessible, please enter the information below so we can address the issue.

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