PubMed look to be revised

Todd Vandenbark

According to an NLM Bulletin posted yesterday, PubMed will have its home page modified. The graphic showing a welcome message in front of pages in a book will be reduced in size, freeing-up valuable screen real estate. Also, the database description will be edited to mention that PubMed includes citations for online books.

Using the online accessibility evaluation tool WAVE on the PubMed site, this author found four accessibility errors, and a number links that use text which does not make sense out of context. Hopefully the web developers at NLM will address these issues in the near future. The information that PubMed indexes needs to be accessible to all, including persons with disabilities.