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Accessibility statement for the Classic Catalogue
This statement applies to content published on the https://library.st-andrews.ac.uk domain, run by the University of St Andrews. It does not apply to content on any other st-andrews.ac.uk domain or subdomains.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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.
You can also explore some of our recommendations for tools that can make your online experience better.
How accessible this website is
Classic Catalogue is currently not fully compliant with accessiblity legislation. Classic catalogue is deprecated and we advise you to use Library search. Library search is also not compliant with legilsation, but work is being undertaken with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to ensure compliance in that software.
Some areas of inaccessibility include:
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 will get back to you as soon as possible.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact IT Service Desk:
Enforcement procedure
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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
We have induction loops in main lecture venues, and we have portable loops that may be set up if requested in advance. We also have a Roger pen to assist visitors who use hearing aids.
We can provide a text relay service for people who are Deaf, deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment who are contacting us by phone.
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via the online BSL Video Relay Interpreting service from Contact Scotland BSL. We will also endeavour to arrange a BSL interpreter for visiting individuals that need that support, but this should be requested in advance as availability is limited.
Find out how to contact the University
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The University of St Andrews is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Compliance status
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Non-accessible content
Images
Some images don’t have a text alternative, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
Classic Catalogue is deprecated and will not be fixed. We will endeavour to fix as many of these issues as possible however use the alternative Library search. Library search is not currently compliant, but we are working with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to fix this.
Forms
There are forms and interactive elements such as carousels which do not meet multiple AA success criteria. Classic Catalogue is deprecated and will not be fixed. We will endeavour to fix as many of these issues as possible however use the alternative Library search. Library search is not currently compliant, but we are working with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to fix this.
Contrast Issues
Some pages contain elements with low contrast between the element and its background. This can cause text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (Success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast - minimum).
Classic Catalogue is deprecated and will not be fixed. We will endeavour to fix as many of these issues as possible however use the alternative Library search. Library search is not currently compliant, but we are working with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to fix this.
Issues with focus indicator
Some elements may not always display effective focus indication when interacting with elements (Success criterion 2.4.7 Focus visible).
Classic Catalogue is deprecated and will not be fixed. We will endeavour to fix as many of these issues as possible however use the alternative Library search. Library search is not currently compliant, but we are working with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to fix this.
HTML is used to format content
There are some table elements that hae used attributes such as "cellpadding". CSS should be used instead. This fails criterium 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.
Classic Catalogue is deprecated and will not be fixed. We will endeavour to fix as many of these issues as possible however use the alternative Library search. Library search is not currently compliant, but we are working with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to fix this.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We recognise that Classic Catalogue is not fully compliant. The website is deprecated from a development perspective, and we encourage users to use Library search instead. Although Library search is only partially compliant, we are working with the software supplier, Innovative Interfaces Inc, to ensure compliance.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on Friday 18 September 2020. It was last reviewed on Friday 18 September 2020.
Classic Catalogue is tested on a regular basis, using accessibility tool provided by Siteimprove. This tool tests a sample of web pages and provides a report on accessibility issues. 
Issues are prioritised according to the severity of the impact it may cause, the number of people that may be impacted and the time involved in resolving the issue.
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