Accessibility Statement

Created Date:01 September 2019
Last Updated:01 September 2019
Review Due:December 2019 (unless significant change)
Maintained By:Collections Development Manager

How accessible is this website

The ADS is committed to making this website as accessible as possible to the widest possible audience and we are currently updating our website to improve our accessibility.

This means you should be able to:

  • Navigate 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.
  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some of our older PDF and word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Some of our pages do not allow you to zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Some images on our website do not have appropriate alternative text.
  • Some of our video and audio content does not have text alternatives.

As a result our website is only partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our resources and aim to adhere to the available standards and guidelines. We are aiming to meet the 2018 accessibility regulations prior to the September 2020 deadline and be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant by summer 2020.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format please email or call (0)1904 323 954. We will consider your request and get back to you within ten working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Any accessibility problems encountered while accessing material on this site should be reported to or via (0)1904 323 954.

What are we doing to improve accessibility?

This website is currently undergoing a major update which will rectify some of the identified accessibility issues in order to be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant by the UK goverments 23 September 2020 deadline.

This year we will be running regular accessibility checks following the Government accessibility checklist, and ensure that all new content added to the website meets accessibility requirements. This accessibility statement will be updated regularly before the 23rd of September 2020 as changes and improvements are made to our website.

We will also be producing new guidelines for our depositors on how to create more accessible data.