Reading Lists @ Glasgow (Talis)

This accessibility statement applies to the University of Glasgow Library’s implementation of Talis Aspire which is supplied by third party vendor, Talis Education Ltd.

Using this website

This website is provided by The University of Glasgow but is delivered by Talis Education Ltd. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver)

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

The following information was taken from the Talis Web Accessibility Statement.

  • Our applications include a “skip to content” link which gives you the ability to move directly to the main content of the page.
  • We take advantage of HTML landmarks which are recognised by assistive technologies in order to help you move quickly around the application.
  • Our applications are designed to respond appropriately to the resizing of your browser window

Our applications are designed to be compatible with the latest and last-but-one major releases of screen readers, including:

  • JAWS
  • NVDA
  • VoiceOver (macOS, iOS)
  • Narrator (Windows)

Additionally, screen magnifiers and speech-recognition software can be used, such as:

  • ZoomText
  • Read&Write

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:

Web: UofG Helpdesk
Call: 0141 330 4800

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 business 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’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 the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:

Web: UofG Helpdesk
Call: 0141 330 4800

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

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

See the Talis Accessibility Conformance Report.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

See the Talis Accessibility Conformance Report.

We will continue to work with the vendor and will review this statement by July 2023.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working with our vendor, Talis Education Ltd, to review the system’s accessibility and where possible influence improvements. We will refer any reported accessibility issues directly to Talis Education Ltd.

View Talis Accessibility Action Plan.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 May 2023.

This page was last updated 27 June 2023.