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Accessibility statement for TUoS Figshare

Last updated 19.09.2020

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run for The University of Sheffield. 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 page has accessibility problems, including but not limited to: 

  • Areas to address on the page include: 
  • Screen reader has issues due to elements page order and no aria-roles to identify page elements like dropdowns, checkboxes or page sections
  • Color contrasts on this page do not meet AA standards
  • Typography is too small and default browser magnification has issues due to implementation of long texts 
  • Semantic html is not used correctly to identify between main section and the control bar, headings are not correctly ordered
  • Buttons and links have no discernible difference and the focus and hover effects have different behavior

On loading states there is no audible warning to let the user know that some section is in a loading state or if it loaded

We intend to address these issues in their entirety by the absolute latest of November 15th 2020, if not before. If you require any assistance with this page in the interim, please contact

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: []. 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: [].

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

The University of Sheffield 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

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.

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 [].

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 20th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 20th 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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