Accessibility Statement for Library Website

University of Huddersfield

Accessibility Statement for Library Website

This website is run by the University of Huddersfield's Library Services. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this site. 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 site using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the site using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the site using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also tried to make the site 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

The website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard with the following exception:

  • the introduction to the APA 7th Referencing Guide is currently only available in PDF format

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 . 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 are always looking to improve the accessibility of this site. If you find any problems on this site or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, please email

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Full details of how to contact Library Services can be found on our website.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The University of Huddersfield 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 site is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

The non-complaint content is:

  • introduction to the APA 7th Referencing Guide (PDF document)

What we're doing to improve accessibility

This site makes use of Bootstrap v3.3.7. When deemed appropriate, we intend to upgrade the site to the latest version of Bootstrap and will fully investigate any new accessibility features.

The introduction to the APA 7th Referencing Guide is currently only available in PDF format. We intend to make this available as accessible HTML on the site.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared in February 2020. It was last reviewed on 14 December 2020.

This website was last tested on in February 2020. The test was carried out by the Library Systems Team.

A selection of representative sample pages from this site were tested using a combination of the Accessibility Insights tool and Google Chrome Lighthouse Accessibility report.

The current APA Referencing Guide (PDF document) was checked to ensure its content was replicated in an accessible format on the site. At present, the separate introduction document (PDF) is not replicated in an accessible format.


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last updated: Tue 15/Jun/2021