Accessibility statement for Library Hub Cataloguing

This statement applies to content published on cataloguing.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk

This website is run by a third party on behalf of Jisc. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • Change most colours, contrast levels and fonts

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:

  • There is an issue with text colour contrast.
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Assistive technology is unable to identify the language of the pages
  • You cannot significantly increase the text size without display problems
  • You may find pages difficult to navigate with a keyboard
  • The purpose of some links may be unclear
  • Not all images have alternative text

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.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re 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, use the 'Give feedback’ link at the top of most pages, or contact help@jisc.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’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

Jisc 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The Library Hub Cataloguing service is provided by a third party supplier on behalf of Jisc. The Web interface is built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like a Jisc site. As as we don't control the platform we are unable to make the changes required to improve it. Our supplier is working to improve service accessibility.

Some text and background colour combinations don’t have enough contrast. They don’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast - Minimum).

Use of page Zoom results in display problems. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (Reflow).

Pages may be difficult to navigate using a keyboard because some form elements are missing a label. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role Value).

Pages lack an html language attribute, which will affect users of assistive technologies. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 (Language of page)

There is no mechanism to bypass repeated blocks of text. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks)

An image on the help page has no alternative text. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content)

Some links lack discernable text so the link purpose may be unclear. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role Value).

How we tested this website

The website was last tested in August 2020. The test was carried out by Jisc.

We tested all search interface pages and the help page.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Jisc will be developing a new Library Hub Cataloguing interface that will be built with accessibility in mind and introduced in 2021. Once the new interface has been released we will carry out automated testing of new features to avoid introducing accessibility problems in future. We will undertake regular service testing and respond to any accessibility issues identified.

This statement was prepared on 27th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 4th September 2020.

Content modified from the GOV.UK accessibility statement - used through the Open Government Licence v3.0.