Using this website
The Reading Lists website is run by the University of Derby. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the site and are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. For example, that means:
- You should be able to navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Most content that is communicated visually is available to assistive technologies
- If styling is removed most content should remain in a logical order
- Where possible we have tried to avoid using visual characteristics to communicate information
- Where possible we have avoided using colour as the only way to convey some information
- All text should have sufficient contrasts against the background colour
- Most content is fully usable when text is enlarged up to 200%
- We have tried to avoid using images of text
- Page content will sometimes resize to a single column with no horizontal and vertical scrolling
- Many important graphical objects, interface components, and states have a colour contrast of 3:1
- The majority of menus, links, buttons, and other controls be operated by keyboard
- Pages that have time limits should include mechanisms for adjusting those limits
- Some blocks of links and other interactive elements may be bypassed by keyboard user
- Each page should have a unique title that indicates its purpose and context
- When using a keyboard to move through a page the order should make sense
- The purpose of every link should be clear from its link text
- The website should have two or more ways of finding content, such as a navigation menu, search feature, or site map
- Headings and labels are clear and descriptive where possible
- When using a keyboard to move through a page you can always tell were you are
- All shortcuts are triggered by only one letter or character, all shortcuts can be turned off or remapped by the user
- The site does not require complex gestures to operate, the same functionality can be performed through simple taps or clicks
- Links, controls or form fields that automatically trigger a change in context have been avoided
- All features with the same functionality are labelled consistently
- All forms should provided clear error and verification messages
- Instructions and labels are required to aid user input
- Where appropriate all HTML tags have start and end tags
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. AbilityNet is a UK charity that exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.
Measures to support accessibility
We are using the following measures to ensure accessibility of the University of Derby website:
- We include accessibility within our internal policies
- We employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods
- We ensure that the Library's content (through third-party providers) is accessible and meets the needs of all of our students.
How accessible is our website?
We know some parts of this website aren't fully accessible:
- HTML autocomplete tokens have not been added to forms collecting information about the user
- Line height, spacing between paragraphs and letter and word spacing can not always be changed without breaking anything
- Where extra content is shown or hidden on focus, it some cases is may not be dismissed, interacted with (and not disappear when the user moves to it) and will stay visible until dismissed by the user
What to do if you can't access parts of this website or have a complaint
We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you have any issues with inaccessible content or are unable to obtain an accessible version, or you feel the need to complain about our site and content accessibility, please contact us in the first instance by:
- Phone: +44 (0)1332 591215
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: University Library, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, United Kingdom, DE22 1GB
You can contact us about any issues, for example, if you:
- Need information in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille
- Find any problems that are not listed on this page
- Think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2-5 working days.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint after following the process set out above, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about our website's accessibility
The University of Derby 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 listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- 1.4.12 - Line height, spacing between paragraphs and letter and word spacing can not always be changed without breaking anything. We are dependent on Ex Libris providing a fix to this issue in their monthly releases.
- 1.4.13 - Where extra content is shown or hidden on focus, it some cases is may not be dismissed, interacted with (and not disappear when the user moves to it) and will stay visible until dismissed by the user. We are dependent on Ex Libris providing a fix to this issue in their monthly releases.
- 4.1.2 - HTML autocomplete tokens have not been added to forms collecting information about the user. We are dependent on Ex Libris providing a fix to this issue in their monthly releases.
At present, there is nothing we have found that could be considered a ‘disproportionate burden’.
Additional accessibility considerations
At present, we’re not aware of additional accessibility considerations for this platform but we will monitor and update this to reflect any changes.
How we tested this website
Reading Lists has been tested in line with the information provided as part of Ex Libris's Leganto Accessibility Conformance Report WCAG Edition. We also tested a sample of pages using the Accessibility Insights for Web tool with the Google Chrome browser.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have a rolling programme of updating content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG.
Any customisations of the core website undertaken by the University of Derby are subject to meeting the WCAG requirements. As such, the University takes responsibility for ensuring WCAG guidelines are followed with each customisation.
It is the responsibility of Ex Libris, as the third-party supplier, to provide accessibility fixes and enhancements to the core product in line with WCAG guidelines. Ex Libris provide this to the University through the delivery of monthly patch releases.
Accessibility statement updates log
This statement was prepared on 07/03/2023.
- 07/03/2023 - Statement published