Accessibility statement for Enlighten
This accessibility statement applies to Enlighten.
This website is run by University of Glasgow. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
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 this website are not fully accessible:
- Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- This website runs on the open-source software EPrints version 3.3 and has been customised for our own requirements and branding. The parts of EPrints which are not fully accessible prior to these customisations can be found in a list provided on central EPrints Accessibility information page - How accessible EPrints is.
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 consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.
British Sign Language
BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting video relay service.
Find out more about BSL assistance: contactSCOTLAND
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The University of Glasgow is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
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. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
We know some of the part of the website aren’t fully accessible, including:
- Alt text errors – fails WCAG 1.1.1
- Empty links - fails WCAG 1.1.1 and WCAG 2.4.4
- Contrast Errors – fails WCAG 1.4.3
The parts of EPrints which are not fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA standards prior to our customisations can be found in a list provided on the EPrints Accessibility information page – Non accessible content.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs don’t meet accessibility standards: for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs which are author final versions of manuscripts, theses or published outputs.
Third Party content and extensions
Enlighten: Publications contains some third-party content and extensions that we may be unable to influence.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Enlighten runs on the open-source software EPrints version 3.3 and has been customised for our own requirements and branding. The EPrints Accessibility information pages shows how and when EPrints plan to improve accessibility with their software releases – EPrints accessibility roadmap.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 24 November 2020. It was last reviewed on 31 July 2022.
Enlighten is tested annually using a quality assurance tool to identify accessibility issues.
Enlighten was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the University of Glasgow’s Information Services Web Team and assessed against the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.
This page was last updated 30 August 2022.