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Accessibility statement for Kings Norton Library website

This website is run by Cranfield University Library Service. 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
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

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.

For more information about our services, including how to make third party eBook platforms more accessible, visit our disability support guide.

How accessible this website is

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

  • Some of our third party forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard and screen reader.  These include the Suggest a purchase forms and Requesting an APC payment.
  • Our maps cannot be accessed by screen reader and may not be correctly tagged with alt-text or be an accessible PDF.
  • Some of our pages do not have the correct heading level structure which can be confusing when using a keyboard for navigation.
  • We have a number of redundant links which can cause repetition for keyboard and screen reader users.
  • Our Library Search box is missing form control labels.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, email library@cranfield.ac.uk

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

 

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: accessibility@cranfield.ac.uk

 

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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

Contacting us or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us and access our library.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Cranfield University Library Service is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

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.

 

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Our Library Search box does not have the correct form control labels.  This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).  We plan to ensure correct labelling by December 2020.
  • We have a number of redundant links which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context).  We plan to make appropriate changes to remove these by December 2020.
  • Some of our pages do not have the correct heading structure.  This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).  We plan to correct these by December 2020.
  • Our videos created with Biteable do not have an audio description.  This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.5 (audio description - prerecorded).  Until we are able to add a voiceover, we have provided a video transcript which can be accessed with a screen reader.

Disproportionate burden

This section is not applicable.

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

  • Our maps cannot be accessed by screen reader, but these are exempt from the accessibility regulations.  We have provided directions or a description of locations as an alternative.
  • Some of our forms link out to third party content which was not developed by us, and to which we have no control.  This is exempt from the accessibility regulations. 

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 August 2019.  It was last reviewed on 21 October 2020.

This website was last tested on 12 September 2020.  Testing was carried out internally by Cranfield University Library Service.