Accessibility statement for Research Repository

This website is run by University of Wales Trinity Saint David. 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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of Research Repository are not fully accessible:

More details about areas of Research Repository that are not fully accessible can be found below in the 'Non compliance with the accessibility regulations' section of this statement.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

For general UWTSD Repository accessibility queries and requests, or to report any accessibility problems not identified in this statement, please contact the UWTSD Repository team:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact UWTSD Library and Learning Resources Repository Team: email or telephone 01792 481200.

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

Telephone: 01792 481200

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

University of Wales Trinity Saint David 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some form controls do not have associated names.
  • Some tables do not have headers for columns or rows.
  • Some pages contain very small text.
  • Some pages contain layout tables, which may be diffiult to navigate with screen readers.
  • The title attribute value (advisory information that appears when user hovers over an element) is the same as the title text in some instances.
  • Some pages contain javascript jump menus, which may make navigating the website by keyboard difficult.
  • These issues will be resolved in a planned upgrade to this repository.

    Disproportionate burden

    None of the issues listed above present a disproportionate burden to fix. They will all be resolved as part of a planned upgrade.

    Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

    PDFs and other documents

    As Research Repository is an open access research repository, the principal content made available to users are research outputs such as articles, papers, posters and reports, many of which are PDF documents. Many PDF documents, especially older ones, are not fully accessible to screen reader software and do not contain other common accessibility features. In particular:

    What we’re doing to improve accessibility

    Our Accessibility Roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

    Preparation of this accessibility statement

    This statement was prepared on 26/08/2020. It was last updated on 19/02/2021.

    This website was last tested on 26/07/2022 The test was carried out by CoSector, University of London.

    We used this method to decide on a sample of pages to test.