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OCLC and Accessibility

The new Library Search resource discovery service (aka WorldCat Discovery) and Journal A-Z are administered by the university on platforms that are provided by OCLC. The information on this page only applies to those two products and not anything else on this Libguides site or the domain in general.

OCLC are committed to inclusive design and as part of that, usable and accessible products for all, focusing on conforming to Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 guidelines).

Features and known opportunities

Users of modernised interfaces, either new or significantly updated and released to production 2020 or later, should be able to:

  • Listen to most of the experience using a screen reader.
  • Zoom the experience up to 200% without losing content.
  • Switch devices and orientation without losing content or functionality.
  • Navigate using assistive technologies like keyboards and speech recognition software.

Users of mature interfaces launched prior to 2020 may experience gaps in functionality that aid in making an interface perceivable, operable, or understandable when relying on assistive technologies.

The OCLC Accessibility Statement provides further details on their ongoing efforts to improve accessibility of their systems and platforms.

Feedback and contact details

If you find any accessibility problems or think Springshare is not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Springshare Support Team.

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: