This page details the accessibility of the Durham University Library and Collections website and how we aim to improve it.
This website is run by the University of Durham. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
On most pages on our website you should be able to:
AbilityNet’s My Computer My Way pages have advice on adjustments you can make to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to make it easier to use.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible
Staff and students can request alternative formats of our web content. Please contact us to make a request.
Reporting accessibility problems
If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, you can contact us to report an accessibility issue.
Detailed information about this website's accessibility
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, because of the issues below.
PDFs and other documents:
Audio and video:
How we tested this website
We tested our website throughout 2020. Library and Collections staff manually checked a representative sample of pages from across our website. This included checking that our pages can be navigated using only a keyboard, and testing colour and font adjustments.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
A website working group has been formed, with representation from services from around the University. The group has attended training in web accessibility and is working to make digital content easier for everyone to use.
We are launching a new website in 2021. Trained web editors are using ready-made templates that have been built with accessibility in mind.
We will consider accessibility standards when making new system procurements.
We are ensuring that our development processes include accessibility considerations as standard.
This statement was last updated on 22 September 2020.