This accessibility statement applies to the Library Catalogue at https://catalogue.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/. Individual accessibility statements for other Library systems can be accessed via the Libraries and Learning Innovation Accessibility Statement page.
The catalogue is provided by Sirsi Dynix. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
The Library’s software page provides information on assistive software which may help in using our systems and websites.
We know some parts of the Library Catalogue are not fully accessible:
If you need information on the content of our systems and websites in a different format (for example accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please Contact Us.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our systems and websites. If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
The Advice Points in the Library have audio induction loops. Please note the Library buildings are temporarily closed.
You can find out all the ways you can get in touch with us on the Library website Contact Us page.
Leeds Beckett 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 the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Some text has insufficient contrast against the background colour, which may make it difficult to read for some people. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)).
Some text does not respond to the Line Height Adjuster plugin for Google Chrome. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing).
One link does not have descriptive link text, making the page more difficult to use for people using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).
We are in the process of tendering for a new Library Catalogue system, which is planned to go live in August 2021. WCAG 2.1 compliance formed part of the requirements.
This statement was prepared on 02 June 2020. It was last reviewed on 02 June 2020.
This website was last tested on 01 June 2020. The testing was carried out by an individual member of Leeds Beckett University Library staff with advice and input from colleagues.
The Library Catalogue homepage was tested manually for conformance with WCAG 2.1 Level AA. The Gov.uk detailed checklist was used for testing, supported by guidance notes compiled from various sources including Understanding WCAG 2.1, and tools such as a screen reader (JAWS 2018), Colour Contrast Analyser, WAVE Evaluation Tool, ATbar and Line Height Adjuster. Google Chrome web browser was used for testing, on a Windows PC or Android mobile device as appropriate.