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Web Accessibility Statements

Accessibility Statement for 

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  

This accessibility statement applies to content published on our subject guides (LibGuides by Springshare) at Library Guides. The content has been created using the LibGuides platform which is provided by Springshare. See Springshare Accessibility Statement

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:  

  • 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  

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.  

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to meet your needs.  

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person 

If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can contact Edinburgh Napier University via the national, free of charge, BSL video relay service - contactSCOTLAND-BSL

A number of our teaching spaces, libraries and some other public areas have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a BSL interpreter. 

Read more about the accessibility of our campuses

 Find out how to contact us.  

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 email:  

We’ll acknowledge your request within three working days, and then provide a timescale for meeting your request, if it is possible.  

Third party-content 

Our LibGuides use and/or link to third-party content which the University does not design or control and therefore accessibility standards may vary.  
For more information see Third Party Products and Suppliers. 

How accessible is this website? 

We produce our content to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, using the LibGuides by SpringShare platform which is designed to meet the same standard.   

Non-accessible content 

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

  • Some buttons are lacking screen readable text to alert the user that they will open in a new email in a new tab. (WCAG: 3.2) 

  • Some headings (including table headings) have been formatted or sequenced in a way which could present issues for some users. Properly ordered headings that do not skip levels convey the semantic structure of the page, making it easier to navigate and understand when using assistive technologies. (WCAG: 1.3.1) 

  • Some form elements and instances of embedded content are not labelled in a way which makes their purpose clear to all users. E.g. Search button does not include screen-readable instructions about clicking search or enter to run the search.  (WCAG: 4.1.2) 

  • Some abbreviations do not have a mechanism for identifying the expanded form or meaning, or mark-up for screen readers. (WCAG 3.1.4) 

We are working to resolve all issues, together with Springshare. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared in April 2023. 
This website was last tested in April 2023. The test was carried out by Edinburgh Napier University Library staff, evaluating a selection of pages from the most used LibGuides both manually and using the Tota11y browser plug-in. The non-accessible content section highlights any content that is not compliant with WCAG 2.1. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We have developed accessibility guidelines and training for all staff producing content on our LibGuides. We have changed our site navigation and standardised our colour scheme (with colours checked using WebAIM) to improve accessibility. We have an ongoing programme of work to check and update LibGuides to address any accessibility issues.  

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites.  
If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact  

Please provide the web address (URL) of the page(s) in which you find the problem and a description of the issue. 

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).