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Our accessibility statements

Research at York St John (RaY)
accessibility statement

Research at York St John (RaY) is committed to improving accessibility and usability of the institutional repository.

As an institutional repository service, RaY exists to store, showcase and share the University's research outputs including:

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Published conference papers
  • Books and book chapters
  • Non-published outputs (e.g. art, performance video, programs, music, etc.)

File formats of outputs vary. Most text-based outputs will be in PDF format, but non-text outputs, such as images, videos and audio, vary in format.

RaY is committed to making the repository accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We acknowledge that some of the content on the repository may not be accessible to everyone and changes are being made to address this issue.

RaY will attempt to ensure that text-based outputs are OCR readable and accessible to screen reader software, and that images have alternative text.

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 older research outputs.

If users require anything on the repository in a different format or an accessible version of an older research output, please email RaY at Please provide details of the output you would like to access and the format you would prefer.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the repository. If you find any problems or think we can do more, please email RaY.

York St John University has also made available a general web accessibility statement.

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