This accessibility statement applies to the Library website and associated functions i.e. FAQs, online chat, appointment booking, Click and Collect, library space booking, student meeting room booking, forms and online tutorials created using the LibWizard platform, at https://libguides.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/. Individual accessibility statements for other Library systems can be accessed via the Libraries and Learning Innovation Accessibility Statement page.
This website is run by Leeds Beckett University. It has been created using the LibGuides platform which is provided by Springshare. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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.
The Library’s software page provides information on assistive software which may help in using our systems and websites.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
In our FAQs:
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.
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 email@example.com.
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).
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.
When navigating the website using a keyboard, some items could not be accessed via keyboard navigation during testing. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard). There are also a small number of instances where the keyboard focus is not visible. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (Focus Visible). We are currently investigating these issues further.
The heading structure could be improved to work better for screen readers. This relates to WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). Some headings could also be clearer and more descriptive. This relates to WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels). We are currently investigating further what improvements we can make, although we are limited by the technical constraints of the externally provided system used to host the Library website.
The Click and Collect page doesn’t work if styling is removed. Although the content is in a logical order, it is not possible to book a time slot. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.2: (Meaningful Sequence). We are currently investigating this issue further.
There are a small number of instances where text and components do not have sufficient contrast against the background colour. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)) and 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast). We are currently investigating this further.
On the Disabled and Dyslexic Users Welcome and Help page, when text is zoomed to 200% using the AT Bar plugin, text in the Chat with the Library Disability Support team widget does not enlarge. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize text). We are currently investigating this issue further.
Some forms on the Library website which collect information about the user do not have autocomplete tokens added. These include the following forms: Library Email Us and Chat With Us, Disability Support Email Us and Chat with the Library Disability Support team, FAQ search. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.5 (Identify Input Purpose). We are currently investigating this further.
We may be able to do more to help users avoid entering incorrect information into forms on the Library website. For example, it is possible to enter a date of birth in the future into the Library Email Us form. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.1 (Error Identification). We are currently investigating this further.
Some of the FAQs on the Library website have the following issues:
We continue to work resolving these issues.
We link to external pages and other Leeds Beckett University pages which may not be accessible.
Social media tools
The Library website has embedded content from various free social media tools. We aim for all content we publish via these to be accessible, however the accessibility of the platforms and any content we repost from other accounts is outside of our control.
We are currently investigating and working to fix the accessibility issues we have identified and detailed in the Non-accessible content section above. We are prioritising accessibility work on the Library FAQs. We tested all publicly accessible FAQs for accessibility, and identified 293 which required updating. We have fixed 221 of these and we are working on fixing the remaining 72.
This statement was prepared on 27 April 2021. It was last reviewed on 27 April 2021.
Pages from this website were last tested between November 2019 and September 2020, with system criteria assessed between November 2019 and May 2020, and content tested between August 2020 and September 2020. The testing was carried out by an individual member of Leeds Beckett University Library staff with advice and input from colleagues.
A sample of 30 pages from the Library website was tested to cover the following categories: Home page; Contact page; Pages containing: Text-based content, Images, Video, Interactive tools and transactions, Forms, Documents, Accessibility information and Search boxes. We prioritised pages with high usage according to our website statistics and included at least one page or collection of pages from each of the four service areas which comprise Libraries and Learning Innovation (LLI). The sample contained the following pages:
Accessibility Statement; Contact Us; Disabled and Dyslexic users - Accessible Resources; Disabled and Dyslexic users - Borrowing; Disabled and Dyslexic users - Disability Resource Area; Disabled and Dyslexic users - Print, Copy and Scan; Disabled and Dyslexic users - QuickScan; Disabled and Dyslexic users - Software; Disabled and Dyslexic users - Welcome; Law - After Leeds Beckett; Law - Databases; Law - EU Law; Law - International Law; Law - Journals and Magazines; Law - Referencing and Research; Law - UK Legislation; Law - Welcome; MyBeckett - MyBeckett & Submissions; News Resources; Resources; Skills and Subject Support; Sport & Exercise Science - Biomechanics; Sport & Exercise Science - Nutrition; Sport & Exercise Science - Physiology; Sport & Exercise Science - Professional Development; Sport & Exercise Science - Psychology; Sport & Exercise Science - Research Skills; Sport & Exercise Science - Strength & Conditioning; Sport & Exercise Science - Welcome; The Library - Welcome
FAQs featured on the Library website were tested between September 2020 and March 2021. The testing was carried out by an individual member of Leeds Beckett University Library staff with advice and input from colleagues. Every published publicly accessible Library FAQ was tested.
Content 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. Testing was carried out using a Windows PC, Android mobile device or iPhone, as appropriate.