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Project MUSE is committed to creating products that are fully accessible to all users, regardless of their physical challenges. To this end, we strive to ensure our content conforms to the AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and EN 301 549 Accessibility Standard, and follows the technical specifications of Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, including the updated standards released in January 2017. MUSE also offers its publishers a 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 2.0, and EN 301 549 Accessibility is measured by the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). All content on MUSE operates under the specifications in the attached VPAT.  Project MUSE’s most recent VPAT.

WCAG 2.0

Compliance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is measured by the WCAG 2.0 Checklist. Project MUSE meets the AA level of WCAG 2.0 compliance. Details are available on our WCAG 2.0 checklist.  MUSE provides an option for users to enable high contrast mode on MUSE. To activate this option, create and/or login to a MyMUSE account and go to the User Settings section.

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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