Library Services Blog Accessibility Statement

Non-Accessible content

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

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. Web-authors will be given training on adding alternative text to images. We will also review a sample of new images periodically to ensure that images have alternative text.

In some instances, content may fail the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). The website styles will fit the contrast requirements, but content created by web-authors may not be. Web authors will be given training on contrast and content will be reviewed periodically to ensure that content will not fail this criterion.

Some links may fail the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) by not holding the full context of the link. The most common instances of these will be the full URL link or a link attached to the phrase ‘click here’. Web-authors have been taught about how to form links and links will be periodically reviewed and changed to ensure that they are removed.

Disproportionate burden

We currently have no items we would classify as disproportionate burden. This may change as regulations and content changes, or if items are discovered that we would classify under this heading.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services. By September 2020, we plan to either fix or replace them with accessible versions.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 23 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not currently plan to fix Special Collections content. If you need to access this content and cannot, please contact us and we can look into this specifically.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.