Accessibility statement for Library Catalogue Plus

This statement applies to content published on: 

Library Catalogue Plus -  

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website and we are continually working towards improving its accessibility. We follow general principles of usability and universal design, and endeavour to meet level 2 (AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. 

This website will allow you to: 

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader 

How accessible this website is

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

Please see the Technical Information section below for more detailed information on known accessibility issues. 

Making changes to your device

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

Also, the University’s Disability Centre website offers up-to-date information for prospective students and staff with specific learning difficulties, disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health difficulties and medical conditions. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Loughborough University is committed to making its websites accessible. Please contact us via if you require information on this website in a different format, have an accessibility query (including about content not within the scope of the accessibility regulation), identify any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements. 

Please provide the web address (URL) of the page(s) in which you find the problem, a description of the issue and your name. We will consider your request and get back to you within ten working days. 

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 a complaint about accessibility, please let us know. If you remain unsatisfied, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below. 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons: 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. (WCAG: 1.1.1). 
  • Colour contrast may not be sufficient on some webpages which could make these pages difficult to read for some users with visual impairments. (WCAG: 1.4.3, 1.4.11).
  • Some html code does not conform to the guidance associated with parsing which could cause navigation issues for some users (WCAG 4.1.1). 
  • Some interactive elements do not provide descriptive information about their purpose, which could be confusing for some users. (WCAG 3.3.2). 
  • Some list elements do not conform to html guidance, which could cause navigation issues for some users. (WCAG 1.3.1). 
  • Some elements do not have any text labels or instructions, which could cause navigation issues for some users (WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 2.5.3, WCAG 4.1.2). 

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations

Third party-content 

Our site uses, and / or links to third-party content which the University does not design or control and therefore accessibility standards may vary. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020. 

This website was last tested on 22 September 2020. The test was carried out by Loughborough University Library.  

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Accessibility is a key consideration for the University. We will continue to highlight the importance of accessibility to all suppliers, which will include integrating accessibility into contract renewals and future procurement procedures.   

We are working to create a resource that will provide information on the accessibility of third-party content platforms that we link to.