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Accessibility statement

Birmingham Newman University Library website accessibility statement

Birmingham Newman University Library website

This website ( was created and is maintained by Birmingham 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 is this website? 

To the best of our knowledge, the website is fully accessible.

If you do find any non-accessible content, please refer to the 'Reporting accessibility problems with this website' guidance below.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website 

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

  • email 
    It would help us if you put ‘Website accessibility’ in the Subject line of your email 

  • call 0121 387 4499 

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 Birmingham Newman University website Maps and directions to Birmingham 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: Birmingham Newman University Library accessibility strategic lead Simon Satchwell Giles at or 0121 387 4545. Please use ‘Website accessibility’ as the email subject line, as this will 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, you can 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 portable audio induction loops available. 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

Birmingham 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, as required by the Regulations.

Non-accessible content 

We are not aware of any non-accessible content on this website.

How we tested this website 

We test all pages using the open source WAVE Evaluation Tool. We will resolve all errors found and investigate any significant alerts. Any non-compliant content will be identified on this page. 

The scope of these tests is: 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We will continue to monitor all pages of the website to ensure they meet or exceed the minimum legal standard for accessibility. We will do this by:

  1. Reviewing and re-testing all pages of the website regularly and after any major updates
  2. Monitoring developments in accessible web design and implementing improvements where practicable or required.

This statement was prepared on 16 November 2023. We will next review it on 1 April 2024.

Last reviewed: 16 November 2023

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