Emerald’s Insight platform achieves ASPIRE gold standard for accessibility statement

2nd August 2021

Emerald Publishing has achieved a gold rated ASPIREscore of 100% for its Insight platform’s accessibility statement.  

ASPIRE ranks publishers by accessibility statement, awarding each one a score based on criteria such as available content formats and discoverability of key information.

Emerald’s gold rating and score of 100% marks its commitment to ensuring its platform is accessible for all users, regardless of their ability or technology. Since the platform’s launch in 2019, the Emerald User Experience and Development teams have worked hard to improve the online experience for all users.

Emerald Insight is a progressive platform that offers a simpler and more rewarding experience to discovering social sciences research.

Harriet Bell, Marketing Director at Emerald Publishing, commented: “The launch of Emerald Insight was a pivotal moment in our journey to play our part in creating the right conditions for social sciences research to reach new audiences. That is why it was key for us to prioritise updates to accessibility on Insight to remove any barriers that might be stopping users from being able to access the research in the way that they need.”

Huw Alexander, director at ASPIRE, added: “We are delighted to see Emerald Insight achieve a thoroughly deserved 100% ASPIREscore for the quality of their accessibility statement. It reflects the expertise of the Insight team and the commitment across the whole company to making their content available to all. Congratulations!”  

To find out more about Emerald Publishing’s commitment to Accessibility, visit: https://www.emerald.com/insight/accessibility


About the Emerald Group

Emerald is a global learning organisation, based Bingley, West Yorkshire, with a global presence in 130 countries worldwide.  While its roots are in publishing, and bringing research to life, the Group’s corporate learning division provides learners with the insight and tools they need to overcome challenges, improve performance and excel in the workplace. Founded in 1967, Emerald’s core purpose for over 50 years has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. www.emeraldgroup.com


Gemma Clulow
PR Manager
Emerald Publishing
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