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Repository Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the CERES Repository website.

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

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Accessibility compliance

Currently some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • The main website cannot be easily viewed on a mobile device, and you cannot zoom to 200% without text spilling off the screen.
  • you cannot easily tab through our content
  • some older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software. By February 2021, we plan to tag PDF papers within scope and require new submissions to be tagged.
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader

What to do if you can’t access a PDF on our website

If you can’t access information in a PDF on this website and would like a different format like large print or tagged versions please email:

Accessibility request

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five days.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in an alternative format, please contact us using the Feedback or Contact Us links on this page and we will answer your request within five days

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: accessibility@cranfield.ac.uk

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Cranfield University Library Service is committed to making 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • You cannot zoom to 200% without text spilling off the screen, or forcing the mobile-friendly view to be displayed on your device, regardless of screen size. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (reflow). It is hoped that this will be fixed in a future software upgrade).
  • There is inadequate colour contrast for the search box button, the breadcrumb trail and on our default thumbnail images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (minimum contrast). We plan to fix these issues by January 2021.
  • There is a missing form labels which makes it difficult for screen reader users to understand what the purpose of a form is. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) We plan to fix these by January 2021.
  • There are buttons which are either empty or have no text, which makes it difficult for screen reader users to understand their function. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to fix these by January 2021.
  • We have a number of redundant links which can cause repetition for keyboard and screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context). We plan to fix these by January 2021.

Disproportionate burden

This section is not applicable.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

This section is not applicable.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 23 September 2020. Testing was carried out internally by Cranfield University Library Service.