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Madison College Libraries and Accessibility: Gale Databases

Gale databases text to speech option

Access Opposing Viewpoints, Litfinder, Health Reference Center, and Business Insights: Essentials through the link on the library databases list or the link below.

 If viewing off-campus, enter your username and password when prompted.

Gale databases offer a Listen tool that allows you to hear as well as read journal articles. You can also download the audio for portable use. Click the 'Listen' button to listen to the audio or click the downward pointing arrow to download it as mp3.

Gale Databases Listen button

Screenshot of Gale audio player

Gale's Electronic Product Accessibility Policy

Gale's Electronic Product Accessibility Policy

Gale is committed to making its products accessible to users of all abilities.

The majority of Gale online products for libraries are compatible with assistive technologies and meet key federal standards for compliance under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as most Level A(Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium(W3C).

Since Gale publishes and hosts content from a wide variety of reference sources and periodicals as well as digital archives of historical materials, it is not possible to ensure the complete compliance of every document. Nonetheless Gale is working to maximize accessibility of its content.Through the efforts of a dedicated User Experience team and the extension of accessibility testing to include both automated and manual testing, Gale strives continually to make its products universally accessible and user-friendly and to bring its user experience into full alignment with Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA success criteria.

For Further Information

If you are seeking information about the accessibility of Cengage Learning educational materials, please go to