This accessibility statement applies to the Library website and associated functions i.e.online chat, appointment booking, workshop bookings, FAQs, forms and online quizzes and tutorials created using the LibWizard platform, at https://libguides.staffs.ac.uk/.
This website is run by Staffordshire University Library and Learning Services. It has been created using the LibGuides platform which is provided by Springshare. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
change colours, contrast levels and fonts
zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
resize to a single column with no horizontal scrolling
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)
find content using multiple methods (e.g. navigation menu and search feature)
navigate most of the website using just one finger on a mobile device
flip content horizontally and vertically on a mobile device
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We have recently redeveloped many of our web pages, but know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
• externally produced or older videos and animations may not have subtitles
• there is no inbuilt option to change the colours, font or text sizes
• there is no inbuilt option to modify the line height or spacing of text
• we have not tested navigation by speech recognition
• in a small number of instances text has insufficient contrast against the background colour
Based on our sampling so far, we are aware that some content across the site may have issues such as:
Please contact us if you find a specific issue that means you cannot access a piece of information.
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
call +44 (0)1782 294000
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
You can also contact us by online chat from the library home page
You can find out all the ways you can get in touch with us on the Library website Contact Us page.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us on email@example.com
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Staffordshire University is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
There are a small number of instances where text does not have sufficient contrast against the background colour, making it more difficult to read. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)). We are currently investigating this issue further.
Some of the FAQs on the Library website do not have heading levels fully applied, so people using a screen reader cannot access headings within them via their software menu and use this to get to the content they need more quickly and easily. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). This is due to technical constraints of the externally provided system used to host the FAQs. The supplier is investigating and we are awaiting a fix. Once this is in place we plan to apply heading levels correctly to all FAQs.
Based on sampling of pages within out site we are aware that some content across the site may have issues such as:
We continue to work on identifying and resolving these issues.
We link to external pages which may not be accessible.
The Library website has embedded content from various free social media tools. We aim for all content we publish via these to be accessible, however the accessibility of the platforms and any content we repost from other accounts is outside of our control.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
We periodically review the accessibility of our website using auditing tools such as WAVE web accessibility tool. We monitor any accessibility enhancements made by the suppliers of the software used on our site and where necessary amend our pages to take advantage of these. We regularly check the accessibility statements of suppliers of our electronic resources and provide links to these.
We train and advise all Library and Learning Resources staff on best practice for creating accessible content.
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested September 2020. The testing was carried out by Library and Learning Services staff.
We tested a sample of pages across the site which are representative of all the types of content we have on the site. The page sample included:
Generic content pages