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Accessibility Statement for Figshare

This accessibility statement applies to https://figshare.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/

This website is run for Leeds Beckett University. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the public website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the public website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the public 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

Some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some user-generated files and previews of said files may be inaccessible 
  • there is no 'Skip to Main Content' link on the website
  • navigation is not consistent across the website; on the Search page search terms are entered into the Search content area, however on other pages search terms are entered into the search box
  • on some pages there is the option to select Grid view and List view. When Grid view is selected each item title will be read twice by a screen reader, therefore selecting List view may make the page easier to navigate

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format (for example accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please email libraryaltformats@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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, please contact d.morris@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Enforcement procedure

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

The Library supports the use of The Next Generation Text Service. Alternatively you can email us or contact us by online chat.

You can find out all the ways you can get in touch with us on the Library website Contact Us page.

Technical information about the website’s accessibility

Leeds Beckett University is committed to making its websites 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 accessibility regulations

There is no ‘Skip to main content’ link on the website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks). We have reported this to the supplier and they are investigating the issue.

Navigation is not consistent across the website; on the Search page search terms are entered into the Search content area, however on other pages search terms are entered into the search box. This fails WCAG 3.2.3 success criterion (Consistent Navigation). We have reported this to the supplier.

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations

Some of the content on this website is third-party content, including user generated content such as eTheses.

Information on accessibility is included in our Deposit your eThesis guide. We recommend theses are submitted in Word format and have produced guidance for students on making their thesis accessible.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have reported the issues identified above to the supplier.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 September 2022. It was last reviewed on 8 September 2022.
This website was last tested during May 2022.

The testing was carried out by individual members of Leeds Beckett University Library staff with advice and input from colleagues.

The Home, Categories and Search pages were tested.