Accessibility Statement

Current Accessibility level of this website

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. We are working on these parts of the site and are committed to producing an accessible site for all users. Those parts with accessibility problems are as follows:

– The color contrast on some page elements is insufficient to be easily discernible for all users
– Alternative text is not always applied consistently throughout the site
– The tabbing order may not be logical when navigating the site using keyboard-only

We will update the statement when issues are fixed or when we expect them to be fixed.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please email relib@contacts.bham.ac.uk

In your message, please include the following:

1. the web address (URL) of the content
2. your email address and name
3. the format you require

We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you within 14 days.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

ReLiB is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with 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.

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

Alt-Text: A few images don’t have a suitable text alternative, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader.
This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘A’ success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

These images are mainly placeholders used for the design of the site. We plan to redesign those elements without using images for all affected images by Q4 2022. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Tab order: Some of the tabbing order is not logical and may users may not be able to navigate the site fully using a keyboard only.
This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘AA’ success criterion 1.4.5 (tab order).

We plan to fix all tabbing issues by the end of Q4 2022.

Colour palette: Colour contrast is insufficient on some elements across the site and colour use on some elements (e.g. links) were inconsistent.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘AA’ success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast (minimum)).
This is an ongoing piece of work which we hope to have addressed across the site by the end of Q1 2021.

Search tool: An empty submission using the global search does not present an appropriate error.
This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘A’ success criterion 3.3.1 (error identification).

We will update the site search engine by Q4 2022 and will ensure the implementation of the new search feature complies with WCAG 2.1, AA.

The site also contains a range of third party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, or partner we work with, where we are not responsible for the accessibility of this content.

Content Outside the Scope of The Accessibility Regulations

Online maps

We will try and ensure online maps are as accessible as possible, but online maps are currently exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We aim that the following changes will be made:

  1. We will update our alt-text by the end of Q4 2022
  2. We will fix tab order by the end of Q4 2022

Preparation of Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 15th July 2021. It was first published on 15th July 2021, and last updated on 18th August 2021.

This website was last tested on 18th August 2021. We completed a scan of all pages on the website.

Change Log

18th August 2021 – Updated relevant site-specific information

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STAY IN TOUCHReLiB Social Links
Keep up to date with the ReLiB 2.0 project by following us on our social media

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