[BlindMath] accessible reference management software

White, Jason J jjwhite at ets.org
Mon Mar 12 14:11:21 UTC 2018

I've recently been investigating the same question. So far, I haven't found any solutions with which I'm satisfied.

My solution so far has generally been to maintain BibTeX files manually. Some bibliographic databases (e.g., Google Scholar) can export BibTeX, which you can then manually copy into a text editor.

I've tried Zotero and reported some of its accessibility problems on GitHub. However, the developers appear to have a plan to rewrite it as a node.js application (rather than a Mozilla Firefox/XUL application as it is now, even when run stand-alone). Wehther they'll make it accessible during the rewrite remains an open question.

The developers of EndNote have published claims about its accessibility pursuant to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in the U.S., but I haven't tried it yet.

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> Hello everyone.
> What are the variants for accessible  reference management software?
> I'm interested in applications such as  Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote and the like
> that are accessible for screenreaders.
> Which of the products in this class meet these requirements?
> Sincerely, Nikita.
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