Accessibility statement for FINDit

This accessibility statement applies to our University Library Search function – branded ‘FINDit’

This website is run by the University of South Wales. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. Users of FINDit should be able to:

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • go directly to main content areas on the page using skip links.
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • zoom in up to 200% using browser tools without text spilling off screen.

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

How accessible this website is.

There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:

  • In some cases, while navigating using keyboard to different options, content on the pages is being updated without warning the user on those changes.
  • In mobile -content or functionality sometimes may be hidden when page width is adjusted
  • Few status messages are not automatically announced by the screen reader.

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made. 
  • When you contact us there is a process in place that will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply.

The contacts are

Email [email protected]

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Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Primo(Our Supplier) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with

  • Level A and Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)
  • Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act for features and functions.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)d
  • Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us and we can work with our supplier.

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

Find out how to contact us It may be help respond better to your query if you mention ‘FINDit’.

Or respond directly to mailto:[email protected]

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of South Wales is committed to making this website 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 [insert one of the following: ‘the non-compliances’, ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’] listed below.

Non-accessible content

We formally test the accessibility of  our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

Some parts of the website may not work for everyone. Below are known issues that we either need to fix, cannot fix, or do not need to fix right now. If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we need to fix and are working to do so.

We may need to work with 3rd party suppliers to fix some issues.

Color Contrast

While most text throughout Primo meets minimum color contrast standards, but there are cases where text does not have enough contrast with the background color. (WCAG 1.4.3)

Keyboard Access

Most of the website can be navigated with a keyboard alone, but there are several areas that are currently hard to access. For example, navigating out the Send To actions in the Primo Full record display. (WCAG 1.4.13)

Status Messages

There are status messages in Primo that are not automatically announced by the screen reader. Areas where status is not announced include:

·      When the user starts typing a keyword in the search fields, the content updated at the bottom "X search results found' is not announced

·      User clicks on "Save Changes” in My Library Card

(WCAG 4.1.3)

Page elements incorrectly named

Some of our page elements use the same Identifier in HTML - Duplicate IDs are common validation errors that may break the accessibility of labels, e.g., form fields, table header cells. (WCAG 4.1.1)

Incorrect Roles in Page Elements

Some of our page elements are missing useful ‘ARIA’ information to help users identify context.(WCAG 1.3.1)

Disproportionate burden

We are not claiming disproportionate burden for this site.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions.

FINDit links to some content on third-party sites. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we may be able to help if you contact us.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on Thursday, 15 October 2020.

It was last reviewed on Thursday 29th October.