Accessibility statement for the Hull History Centre online catalogue
This accessibility statement applies to the content of the Hull History Centre online catalogue and associated web pages, available at http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/. This assessment also took account of individual collection and item pages using http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/catalogue/C-DBHT and http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/catalogue/C-DBHT-9-487 as examples, respectively.
This Hull History Centre online catalogue is run by the University Library at University of Hull on behalf of the Hull History Centre, a partnership between the University and Hull City Council, administered on behalf of the Council by Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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 website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website 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
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Not all links have correct or accessible labels to facilitate navigation.
- The relationship between sections of a page is not always clear.
- There are occasional duplicate attributes in the way parts of the some pages are described.
- The contrast in colours used for text and background is sometimes weak.
- The site can on occasion not display content when moving from landscape to portrait orientation.
The Hull History Centre catalogue is in the process of being upgraded to the latest version of the Blacklight software it uses, which will help to address the issues identified.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Hull History Centre is committed to making its online catalogue accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3 - Label in name related to inconsistent naming of accessible tags not matching the visible text being used. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 - Non text content related to the clear, descriptive labelling of one the icon images used. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
There exists some failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 - Name role value related to the lack of labels for input elements within the page template so they can be interpreted by an accessibility reader. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
There exists some failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 - Info and relationships related to the information presented for certain elements and their relationship to each other. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
There exists some failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 - Parsing related to a duplicate id attributes within the page. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
There exists a number of failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6 - Contrast enhanced related to the colour of text against the background used. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 - Orientation related to some content not displaying correctly when moving from landscape to portrait. We plan to review and correct this issue following the upgrade of the system.
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 information. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
The above sections detail our work in progress to improve accessibility.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020.
This website was last tested on 21st September 2020. The test was carried out by our staff, using a number of industry-standard tools and manual checks.
You can read the full accessibility test reports at: https://checker.web2access.org/review/57ce04605123156606122c53537d99e893247494e5dea2aa6b and https://checker.web2access.org/review/19fd3fadc0f622f249ee33bf624a29cd567db3e547068d269f and https://checker.web2access.org/review/e659344e8c29b3ae285207b38fd9ca60c6c6d81c475db3f8d9