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Newman University Library website accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for Newman University Library website

This website (https://libguides.newman.ac.uk/) was created and is maintained by Newman University Library using the LibGuides platform. 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
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Duplicate links - image and text
  • Missed heading levels
  • PDFs of E-resource licence terms – not yet accessibility checked

We are working towards improving this - see the sections below ‘Non-accessible content’ and ‘What we are doing to improve accessibility’.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format:

  • email library@newman.ac.uk
    It would help us if you put ‘Website accessibility’ in the Subject line of your email
  • call 0121 476 1181 ext. 1208

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 3 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please check the Newman University website Maps and directions to Newman page for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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: Newman University Library accessibility strategic lead Simon Satchwell Giles at library-enquiries@newman.ac.uk 0121 476 1181 ext. 2413. If you could add ‘Website accessibility’ in the email subject line, this would help us to direct your enquiry appropriately.

Enforcement procedure

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us.

Our Library has a portable audio induction loop.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Newman University Library 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.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Pages throughout the site are impacted by the following issues:

  • Duplicate links – image and text - WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content
    Both an image and the text next to each other on the page link to the same thing. This may mean that a screen reader reads out the link twice.
    We plan to combine image and text links to resolve this issue.
  • Missed heading levels - WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships F43 Failure of Success Criterion 1.3.1 due to using structural mark up in a way that does not represent relationships in the content

On some pages our headings do not flow in order, i.e. Heading1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4. We have sometimes missed out a heading level. This may make it more difficult to navigate a page using a screen reader.
We are currently working our way through the pages and trying to fix this where possible.

  • PDFs of E-resource licence terms – not yet accessibility checked - WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 1.4.5 Images of Text
    These PDFs need to be improved using OCR, and have the appropriate headings and reading order checked.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 30/09/2019. The test was carried out by Newman University Library staff.

We tested all pages using the open source WAVE Evaluation Tool and resolved all errors found.

Some alerts were found and have been identified as follows.

  • Duplicate links – image and text
  • Missed heading levels

We are also aware of the following issue, having independently checked PDF content:

  • PDFs of E-resource licence terms – not yet accessibility checked

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at https://libguides.newman.ac.uk/

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing the following issues before the end of April 2020:

  • Duplicate links - image and text
  • Missed heading levels

This statement was prepared on 01/11/2019. It was last updated on 06/12/2019.