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Accessibility statement for repository.lboro.ac.uk

Last updated 09.09.2020

This accessibility statement applies to https://repository.lboro.ac.uk.

This website is run for Loughborough University. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the public website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the public website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the public website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this website is

Some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some user-generated files and previews of said files may be inaccessible
  • access-restricted parts of this website
  • The publicly available statistics page: https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/stats

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, please email: support@figshare.com or repository@lboro.ac.uk. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.

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, please email: support@figshare.com or repository@lboro.ac.uk.

Enforcement procedure

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about the website’s accessibility

Loughborough University is committed to making its 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance accessibility regulations

  • some user-generated files and previews of said files may be inaccessible
    • For example, 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 aim to work with our colleagues across the University to ensure as much of this content becomes accessible. Unfortunately, we are not able to give definitive timescales on when all new items are fully compliant
  • access-restricted parts of this website
    • These are planned to be accessible by the end of 2021.
    • On these pages the following may not be possible:
      • zoom in up to 300% without problems
      • navigating using just a keyboard
      • navigate using speech recognition software
      • using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • The publicly available statistics page: https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/stats
    • It is expected that page will be fully compliant by the end of November 2020.
    • On this page the following will not be possible:
      • zoom in up to 300% without problems
      • navigating using just a keyboard
      • navigate using speech recognition software
      • using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Disproportionate burden

User generated content: Some of the content on this website is generated and uploaded by individual users and as a result is not fully accessible. We believe that reviewing and making sure each item of content is fully accessible would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations but we do aim as mentioned above to make as much of this content compliant as possible.

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations

User generated content: Some of the content on this website is third-party content that is neither funded nor developed by us, nor under our control and is therefore exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Access-controlled parts: Parts of this website are not available to the general public and are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations until such time it undergoes a substantial revision, which is planned to be complete by the end of 2021.


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working towards full accessibility on privately-accessible pages and a major revision of this area is the key development focus for 2021. For further details, please email support@figshare.com or repository@lboro.ac.uk.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 9th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 9th September 2020. The test was carried out by internal teams.

We tested the whole public area of the platform along with the external widgets.


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