The library service is committed to ensuring that our sites and services are accessible by meeting current legislation requirements. We aim to meet AA accessibility standards outlined in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 whenever possible.
This guide highlights the current levels of compliance in library services and resources; efforts being made to improve any deficiencies; and some additional support and tools available to library users. There are separate pages detailing the level of compliance for various aspects of our services. As many of our resources are provided by third-parties, it is not always possible to provide accessibility statements for each one.
Content on this Libguides site is produced by the university library service, hosted on a platform provided by Springshare. Features that ensure this site can be used by as many people as possible include:
We are aware that some areas of this site are not fully accessible and are working to addresss these issues wherever possible:
Deficiencies in the accessibility of this website were highlighted using the Axe Website Accessibility Checker.
Librarians responsible for creating and updating content on the Libguides site are working to ensure that it is accessible as possible and that the issues highlighted above are rectified wherever the system setup allows.
When an issue is outwith our control, we engage with suppliers to encourage improvements. Future procurements for replacement systems and resources will emphasise the importance of meeting accessibility regulations. Systems that cannot reach these standards will not be considered suitable. Further details can be found in the sections on each system and resource.
If you experience difficulties with this website or require content in an alternative format, such as PDF, large print or audio recording please contact the library by: