Accessibility statement for Writtle University College Library

We aim to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) to AA standard. We are constantly working to improve the site's features and welcome suggestions and comments.

This accessibility statement applies to the Writtle University College Library website.

This website is run by Writtle University College Library. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the library team by emailing thelibrary@writtle.ac.uk or phoning 01245 424245.

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

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Writtle University College Library 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

Navigation

On some pages, landmarks are not appropriately applied and this does not meet WCAG 2.1 regulation: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.

HTML

On some pages the iFrame has no 'title' attribute or the 'title' attribute is empty. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. 

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

Disproportionate burden

This website is run by Writtle University College library and there is a limited budget to spend on additional accessibility features for this website. For example an accessibility plugin could enable website users to change visual features such as the font sizes and background colour of some of the website pages. Because this site is deisgned to be relatively simple, with a limited amount of pages, we have decided not to add any additional plugin features at present. Some web browsers will enable you to change the background colours or fonts of website pages. This site was launched in September 2022 and we will be actively seeking feedback on the website over the next academic year.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 5th September 2022 . It was last reviewed on 14th October 2022.

This website was last tested on 14th October 2022. The test was carried out by Writtle University College library.

We used a combination of methods to test the accessibility of library.writtle.ac.uk, including:

  • using the web accessibility evaluation tool WAVE (provided by WebAim)

  • manual sampling

  • using the Narrator screen reader app (Windows 10)