Accessibility

Web accessibility statement: Loughborough University Copyright Guidance website

This statement applies to content published on: 

The Copyright Guidance website – https://copyright.lboro.ac.uk/copyright/

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website and we are continually working towards improving its accessibility. We follow general principles of usability and universal design, and endeavour to meet level 2 (AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

This website will allow you to: 

– zoom in up to 175% without the text spilling off the screen 

– navigate some of the website using just a keyboard or speech recognition tools

 
– listen to most of the content of website using a screen reader 

How accessible this website is 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and it is planned to move to a new more accessible version shortly.

Please see the Technical Information section below for more detailed information on known accessibility issues. 

Making changes to your device 

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

Also, the University’s Disability Centre website offers up-to-date information for prospective students and staff with specific learning difficulties, disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health difficulties and medical conditions. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

Loughborough University is committed to making its websites accessible. Please contact us via library@lboro.ac.uk if you require information on this website in a different format, have an accessibility query (including about content not within the scope of the accessibility regulation), identify any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements. 

Please provide the web address (URL) of the page(s) in which you find the problem, a description of the issue and your name. We will consider your request and get back to you within ten working days. 

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 a complaint about accessibility, please let us know. If you remain unsatisfied, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

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 

– Colour contrast may not be sufficient on the header and footer of these webpages which could make these pages difficult to read for some users with visual impairments. (WCAG: 1.4.3, 1.4.11).

– Some links do not have discernible text, which could cause navigation issues for some users. (WCAG: 2.4.4, 4.1.2)

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations 

Third party-content 

Our site uses, and / or links to third-party content which the University does not design or control and therefore accessibility standards may vary. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 8th October 2020 using Accessibility Insights for the Web (Chrome browser extension) tool – Automated test. It was last reviewed on 8th October 2020. 

This website was last tested on 8th October 2020. The test was carried out by Loughborough University Library.  

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