Library Services Blog Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for the Library Services websites

This accessibility statement applies to University of Essex Library Services WordPress Blog (

This website is run by the University of Essex Library Services. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Use the website at up to 500% zoom
  • Use the website in both landscape and portrait orientation
  • Navigate the website with speech recognition
  • Navigate the website with just a keyboard
  • Access content on the website using a screen reader
  • We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand where possible.

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 the website are not accessible:

  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Discrepancies in use of header tags in HTML
  • Live video streams do not have captions
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording:

  • Email us at
  • Call us on 01206 873192
  • Talk to us live via the Live Chat service on our website, available Monday to Friday, 10AM to 5pm
  • Fill in the form on our Contact Us Page

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 3 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of these websites. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: with the specific issues you are having and the Digital Systems and Services team will respond to your report.

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).