This accessibility statement applies to the Library website and associated functions i.e. FAQs, online chat, appointment and room bookings, 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 Library Services 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:
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 email@example.com. 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 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 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.
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 to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
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). We are currently in the process of fixing this.
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.
One component does not have sufficient contrast against the background colour. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast). We are currently investigating this further.
Some link text may need rewording to make it clearer for screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)). We continue to work on identifying and resolving these instances.
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.
We continue to work on resolving these issues.
We link to external pages, documents and other Leeds Beckett University pages and information 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. New content added to the website continues to be checked for accessibility.
This statement was prepared on 11 October 2022. It was last reviewed on 11 October 2022.
A sample of 30 pages from this website were 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 pages were selected 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 Library Services. 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
Every published publicly accessible FAQ featured on the Library website was also 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. 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 a Line Height Adjuster Google Chrome extension. Testing was carried out using a Windows PC, Android mobile device or iPhone, as appropriate.
We carry out regular ongoing sample checking of website content and FAQs to help us identify and resolve any accessibility issues.