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Accessibility

Talis Aspire accessibility

The university reading list solution is administered by the library service on a platform run by Talis Education Ltd. Compliance with regulations is outlined in their web accessibility statement.  Uasbility features include being able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver)

They've also made website text as easy as possible to understand.

How accessible is the Talis website?

Talis policy is to meet, and - where possible - exceed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) at Level AA. The WCAG covers principles such as colour contrast, keyboard accessibility, text alternatives, as well as ensuring that content can be presented in different ways. A few examples of the ways they meet the WCAG are:

  • including a “skip to content” link which gives you the ability to move directly to the main content of the page
  • taking advantaged of HTML landmarks which are recognised by assistive technologies in order to help you move quickly around the application
  • ensuring applications are designed to respond appropriately to the resizing of your browser window

It is designed to be compatible with the latest and last-but-one major releases of screen readers, including:

  • JAWS (2019.1810.64, 2018.1811.2)
  • NVDA (2018.3.2, 2017.4)
  • VoiceOver (8, 7)
  • ChromeVox (53.0.2784.6)

Additionally, screen magnifiers and speech-recognition software can be used.

A more detailed look at accessibility in Talis Aspire can be found in their Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.

They also have an action plan which outlines how and when they will address any known issues.

Feedback and contact details

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