Accessibility & Terms of Use

NC LIVE is committed to providing a resource that is accessible for all users, including those with disabilities. All of the pages on are Section 508 compliant and conform with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at level AA.

Our Content Providers

Please note that NC LIVE selects and licenses resources based on the information needs of its users, from a variety of providers whose interfaces may, or may not, fully comply with the W3C and Section 508 guidelines. The NC LIVE resource selection process gives preference to content vendors who provide compliant interfaces when the products being considered are equivalent. The information below summarizes what our current content vendors have or have not done to meet accessibility requirements in their web interfaces:

Vendor Compliance Statement / VPAT

VPAT (2019)

Alexander Street Press

Accessibility Statement | VPAT (August 2019)


Accessibility Statement and VPAT [external link]

Credo Reference

Accessibility Information

Cypress Information Services (Cypress Resume)

VPAT (Sept 2020)

Data-Axle (ReferenceUSA)

VPAT (November 2019)

Digital Sanborn Maps

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Information for EBSCO Interfaces | VPAT

VPAT (LearningExpress Library, July 2020)


Gale Platform Accessibility Update | VPAT Directory

InfoBase (Films on Demand, Ferguson's Career Guidance, Just for Kids)

Accessibility Statement | VPAT (Films on Demand) (Dec 2021)

Accessibility Statement (Just For Kids)

VPAT (Ferguson's Career Guidance Center) (Aug 2020)


VPAT (August 2018)

VPAT (June 2017)

OER Commons / Open Education North Carolina

Accessibility Statement


Accessibility for ProQuest Interfaces | VPAT (Dec 2019)


Accessibility Information | VPAT (July 2020)

Transparent Language Online

VPAT | WCAG (April 2020)

Other VPAT sources:

Closed captioning information for video resources

Vendor Captioning Information
Films on Demand Closed captions and video transcripts are available on approximately 95% of video content. You can read about the exceptions here.
Science in Context Some video includes closed captions, but captions are not consistently offered.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Captions are generally not provided, but some video content has transcripts available.

Terms of Use

NC LIVE provides information resources for library patrons, students, and educators from the four NC LIVE communities of interest. Most of the electronic resources available in the NC LIVE collection are subject to licenses that govern their access and use. In accordance with the fair use provisions of the copyright law, NC LIVE users may search, view, and browse these resources; and may print or download excerpts of reasonable quantity for educational or scholarly purposes. Commercial use and systematic or excessive downloading, copying, or distributing of information are prohibited. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.