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Our accessibility statements

Library & Learning Services
accessibility statement

Library & Learning Services is committed to improving accessibility and usability of its resources and services. This statement describes the accessibility of Library & Learning Services resources and services.

For information about the accessibility of the University website, please see the University web accessibility statement.

Library & Learning Services provide access to a wide range of services and information resources including:

  • Digital services – Library Catalogue, Specialist Subject Resources (A-Z Databases), A-Z Journals, Reading Lists, Tutorial Bookings
  • Digital resources – e-books, e-journals and databases
  • Print resources – books and periodicals
  • Inter Library Loans
  • Special Collections and Archives

Library & Learning Services is committed to making its resources and services accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We acknowledge that some of the resources and services Library & Learning Services provide may not be accessible to everyone and changes are being made to address this issue.

 

Library digital services

Library & Learning Services delivers its digital services using third party systems:

  • Library Catalogue provided by Capita’s Prism and EBSCOhost. Prism is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. EBSCOhost is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. For further information about the accessibility of Prism, please see the Library Catalogue accessibility statement. Capita accessibility guidance. For further information about the accessibility of EBSCOhost, please see the EBSCO accessibility guidance.

  • Specialist Subject Resources (A-Z Databases) provided by LibGuides. Libguides is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. For further information about the accessibility of Libguides, please email Library & Learning Services.

  • A-Z Journals provided by EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard For further information about the accessibility of EBSCOhost, please see the EBSCO accessibility guidance.

  • Reading Lists provided by Talis Aspire. Talis Aspire is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. For further information about the accessibility of Talis Aspire, please see the Talis Aspire accessibility statement.

  • Tutorial Bookings provided by Microsoft Bookings. Microsoft Bookings is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. For further information about the accessibility of Microsoft Bookings, please see the Microsoft accessibility guidance.

For accessibility information related to the Digital Scanning Service or RaY, the University’s institutional repository, please see the following statements:

 

Library digital resources

Library & Learning Services purchase digital resources from a range of third-party suppliers. Accessibility of digital resources is considered at both procurement and contract renewal. We maintain a list of accessibility statements for third-party suppliers, where suppliers make these available:
Digital Resources Accessibility Statements (PDF, 0.5 MB)


If you require this list in a different format, please email Library & Learning Services and provide details of the format you would prefer. For guidance and assistance in using digital resources, users may email or book tutorials with their Academic Liaison Librarian.

 

Library print resources

Library & Learning Services provides a scanning and accessible file service for users who require texts in alternative formats. We can scan anything from one page to an entire book in order to create an accessible digital file. We will attempt to ensure that accessible digital files are OCR readable and accessible to screen reader software, and where appropriate include bookmarking. To access the service, we ask users to complete a Document Scanning Request form, providing details of the item or reading list required and the preferred format. If a user’s disability would prevent them from using digital files, please email Library & Learning Services to discuss other alternative formats.

 

Inter Library Loans

If a user requires a resource that is not held or owned by Library & Learning Services, users can use the Inter Library Loans Service and get the resource from another Library. Accessible inter library loans are available to order. We will attempt to ensure that accessible inter library loans files are OCR readable and accessible to screen reader software. If a user’s disability would prevent them from using digital files, please email Inter Library Loans to discuss other alternative formats.

 

Library Special Collections and Archives

Library & Learning Services hold a small Special Collections and Archive. The Special Collections and Archive catalogue is available via Jisc Archive Hub. For catalogue accessibility details, please see the Jisc Archive Hub Accessibility and Disclaimers statement.

 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix office file documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. We do not plan to edit or fix historical documents related to Library & Learning Services resources and services.

If users require any of the Library & Learning Services resources in a different format, please email Library & Learning Services at ile@yorksj.ac.uk. Please provide details of the information or resources you would like to access and the format you would prefer.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Library & Learning Services resources. If you find any problems or think we can do more, please email Library & Learning Services.

 

 

Last updated: 7 November 2019

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