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Accessibility statement for www.heritagequay.org

This accessibility statement applies to the website www.heritagequay.org.

This website is run by the University of Huddersfield archives service called Heritage Quay. 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
  • zoom in up to 300% 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this site in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact the Library Disability Support Advisor on +44 1484 473925 or email library.disability.support@hud.ac.uk. We will consider your request and get back to you within 2 working days during normal weekday office hours.

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, contact: archives@hud.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

The University of Huddersfield is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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

The archival content delivered by the website is exempt from the Regulations under Reg 4(2)(h). This content might fail any of the WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criteria because it reproduces items in heritage collections that cannot be made fully accessible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19th June 2020. It was last reviewed on 19th June 2020.

This website was last tested on 12th December 2019. The test was carried out by The University of Huddersfield. We used Accessibility Insights for Web and WebAim Wave.