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Accessibility Statements by platform

Below you can find an overview of available accessibility statement or specifications for resources the Library subscribes to. Where available, we have also included accessibility statements for Open Access Resources. Work is currently ongoing to ensure accessibility statements are available for all of our subscribed resources. 


ACM Digital Library

(ACM Digital Library Accessibility Statement)


Alexander Street Press

Includes Counseling and Therapy in Video, Counseling & Psychotherapy Transcripts volume II, Dance Online: Dance in Video, Defining Gender, Digital Karl Barth Library, Social Theory, Theatre in Video, Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts, Theatre Performance and Design collection.
(Alexander Street Press's accessibility statement)


Annual Reviews

(Annual Reviews accessibility statement)


BASE (Open Access Resource)

(BASE accessibility statement)


BFI Player 

(BFI Player accessibility statement)



(Bibliu's accessibility statement)


BITRA: Bibliography of Interpreting & Translation (Open Access Resource)

(BITRA's accessibility statement)



Includes Bloomsbury Collections, Drama Online, Human Kinetics and National Theatre Collection.
(Bloomsbury's accessibility statement)
(Drama Online / National Theatre Collection accessibility statement)
(Human Kinetics Library accessibility statement)



Includes Brill's New Pauly Online, Encyclopaedia of Islam.
(Brill's accessibility statement)


British Library Websites

Includes British LIbrary Newspapers, British Library Sounds, EThOS, British Library Modern Playscripts collection.
(British Library Websites' accessibility statement)


CALM (Axiell)

CALM complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Axiell have informed that "however there is one area that we are unable to achieve full compliance and that is in relation to social widgets, specifically iframe containing Instagram content needs a title - this can't be added due to it been an embedded link; and social images need alt text - images come from Instagram link so can't be added."


Cambridge University Press

Includes Cambridge Core, Cambridge Companions and Cambridge Histories.
(Cambridge Core accessibility statement)


Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations (Open Access Resource)

(Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations accessibility statement)



Includes Literature Criticism Online.
(Cengage accessibility statement)


Cite Them Right

(Cite Them Right)



Includes InCites Essential Science Indicators, InCites Journal Citation Reports, BIOSIS, Web of Science, Endnote.
(Clarivate accessibility statement)


Includes ClinicalKey Nursing and ClinicalKey Physiotherapy. See also Elsevier for general Accessibility policy.
(ClinicalKey accessibility statement)


Cochrane Library 

(Cochrane Library's accessibility statement)


CORE: COnnecting REpositories (Open Access Resource)

(CORE: COnnecting REpositories accessibility statement)



(Digimap accessibility statement)


DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books (Open Access Resource)

(DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books accessibility statement)


DOAB: Directory of Open Access Journals (Open Access Resource)

(DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals accessibility statement)


De Gruyter Open (Open Access Resource)

(De Gruyter accessibility statement)


EBSCO eBooks

 (EBSCO eBooks' accessibility user guide and FAQs)



Includes Academic Search Premier, Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials, British Education Index, British Source Premier, Business Source Premier, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL with Full Text, Communication and Mass Media, Education Research Complete, ERIC (Education Research Information Center), International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance (IBTD), New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, Open Dissertations, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycINFO, PsycTESTS, Regional Business News, SportDiscus with Full-Text), ProQuest Ebook Central, Screen Studies Collection, UK Parliamentary Papers, Vogue Archive).
(EBSCO's accessibility navigation guide)


The Economist

(The Economist's accessibility policy)


Edinburgh University Press

Includes Film-Philosophy (Open Access Resource)
(Edinburgh University Press accessibility statement)


Includes Elsevier Open Access Journals (Open Access Resource) and ClinicalKey Nursing.
(Elsevier's accessibility statement)



Includes Emerald Insight. 
(Emerald's accessibility statement)



(Europeana accessibility statement)


Financial Times

(Financial Times accessibility statement)



Includes the ACLS Humanities E-Book platform.
(Fulcrum's accessibility statement)



Includes British Library Newspapers, Children's Literature Review, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Encyclopaedia Judaica 2007, Gale Primary Sources, Illustrated London News, Listener Historical Archive, Literature Criticism Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals, Times Digital Archive, TLS Historical Archive, 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers)
(Gale's accessibility policy)


GALILEO Open Learning Materials

Includes Education Learning Theories, 2015 (2nd Edition) by Molly Zhou and David Brown (Open Access Resource)

(GALILEO Open Learning Materials accessibility statement)


Hansard (Open Access Resource)

(Hansard accessibility statement)


Harvard University Press

Includes Loeb Classical Library.
(Harvard University Press's accessibility policy, procedures and FAQs)



(HeinOnline accessibility statement)


ICE Virtual Library

(IEEE Xplore accessibility statement)


IEEE Xplore

(IEEE Xplore accessibility statement)


IG Publishing

Includes Business Expert Press.
(IG Publishing accessibility statement)



Includes i-law
(Informa accessibility statement)


Includes Short Film Studies
(Intellect accessibility statement)


Includes Charles Sanders Peirce: Collected Papers (Past Masters), Charles Sanders Peirce: Published Works I (Past Masters), Letters of Charles Dickens: 1820-1870 (Past Masters), Past Masters.
Intelex products are partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 standards. Please contact us if you require a Web Accessibility Conformance Report for Intelex products.


International Children's Digital Library (Open Access Resource)

(International Children's Digital Library accessibility statement)


Internet Archive

(Internet Archive accessibility statement)



Includes JSTOR and ARTSTOR. 
(JSTOR's accessibility policies)
(ARTSTOR's accessibility policies)


Institute of Classical Studies

Includes Institute of Classical Studies (Open Access Resource) and Institute of Historical Research (Open Access Resource).
(Institute of Classical Studies accessibility statement)


In Transition (Open Access Resource)

(In Transition accessibility statement)



Includes Open Access Theses and Dissertations (Open Access Resource).
(JISC accessibility statement)



(Kanopy's accessibility statement)


King's Fund (Open Access Resource)

(King's Fund accessibility statement)



(Kortext accessibility commitment)


Language Science Press (Open Access Resource)

(Language Science Press accessibility statements)


Learning on Screen

Includes Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT).
(Learning on Screen accessibility statement)



Includes Nexis UK, Lexis Library.
(LexisNexis's accessibility policy)


MAG Online Library

Includes Internurse and International journal of therapy and rehabilitation.
(MAG Online Library accessibility statement)

Marketing Week

(Marketing Week's accessibility statement)


Mintel is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.


National Poetry Library (Open Access Resource)

(National Poetry Library's accessibility statement)


Naxos Music Library

(Naxos Music Library accessibility statement)


NICE: Clinical Knowledge Summaries (Open Access Resource)

(NICE accessibility statement)


Nuffield Trust (Open Access Resource)

(Nuffield Trust accessibility statement)


OAlster (Open Access Resource)

(OAlster accessibility statement)



Includes UR Library Search, the catalogue search box on the Library home page and subject guides, My Library Account.
These WMS products comply with level AA of WCAG 2.1.


Open Book Publishers (Open Access Resource)

(Open Book Publishers accessibility statement)


OpenDOAR: The Directory of Open Access Repositories (Open Access Resource)

(OpenDOAR accessibility statement)


OpenStax (Open Access Resource)

(OpenStax accessibility statement)



(O'Reilly Accessibility Guide)



(Overdrive Accessibility Statement)



Includes Ovid, Ovid Emcare, Visible Body (Human Anatomy Atlas 2021), Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination.
Ovid products comply with level AA of WCAG 2.1. Please contact us if you require a Web Accessibility Conformance Report for Ovid products.


Oxford University Press

All Oxford University Press eResources are currently targeting adherence to level AA of the WCAG 2.1.
(American National Biography accessibility statement)
(Encyclopedia of Children's Literature accessibility statement)
(Oxford Art Online's accessibility statement)
(Oxford Bibliographies' accessibility statement)
(Oxford Dictionary of National Biography's accessibility statement)
(Oxford English Dictionary's accessibility statement)
(Oxford Handbooks Online's accessibility statement)
(Oxford Journals' accessibility statement)
(Oxford Law Trove)
(Oxford Music Online's accessibility statement)
(Oxford Reference's accessibility statement)
(Who's Who and Who Was Who accessibility statement)
(Oxford University Press's general accessibility statement - for all other eResources)



PEP-Web has been re-designed for ease of viewing, searching, and reading.  It now adjusts to your screen size, supporting phones and tablets, allows you to customize the information you see, and save to your preferences.  It has been designed for WCAG accessibility.



(Pressreader's accessibility statement)
(NNELS's report on Pressreader App accessibility)


Project MUSE

(Project MUSE accessibility statement)



Includes AFI Catalog (American Film Institute), British Periodicals, Early English Books Online (EEBO), Early European Books, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database, Film Index International, Guardian (The) and The Observer (ProQuest Historical Newspapers), Humanities Index, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts (LLBA), ProQuest Education Magazine Archive, ProQuest One Literature (formerly Literature Online), New York Times (The) with Index (ProQuest Historical Newspapers), Periodicals Archive Online, Philosopher's Index, ProQuest Ebook Central, John Johnson Collection.
(ProQuest accessibility statement)
(John Johnson Collection accessibility statement)


ProQuest Dialog

Includes AMED database.
(ProQuest accessibility statement)



(Pubmed accessibility statement)



(Pure Roehampton accessibility statement)
(Elsevier's accessibility statement)



(RCNi accessibility statement)


Research Catalogue (Open Access Resource)

(Research Catalogue accessibility statement)


ROB Roehampton (Planet eStream)

Planet eStream website structure and functionality is designed to meet WCAG 2.1, AA level requirements.


Royal Society

(Royal Society accessibility statement)



Includes SAGE Knowledge Sage Premier, Sage Research Methods Online
(SAGE Catalyst accessibility statement)
(SAGE Knowledge accessibility statement)
(Sage Research Methods Online accessibility statement)
(Sage Journals accessibility statement)
(Sage general accessibility statement)


Science Online

(Science Online accessibility statement)



(ScienceDirect accessibility statement)


Screenworks (Open Access Resource)

(Screenworks accessibility statement)


Sensus Access

(Sensus Access accessibility statement)


Springer Nature

Includes Springer Journals Compact Collection, Springer Protocols.
(Springer Nature's accessibility statement)



(Statista accessibility statement)



Includes Roehampton Resource Lists.
(Talis's accessibility statement)


Taylor & Francis

Includes Cogent OA (Open Access Resource)
(Taylor & Francis accessibility statement)


Thomson Reuters

Includes Practical Law.
(Practical Law accessibility statement)
(Westlaw accessibility statement)


UK Data Service 

Includes UK Data Service, UK Data Service: Census Support.
(UK Data's accessibility statement)



(VLeBooks' accessibility statement)



Web Standards: Our website is developed using valid HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to the standards laid out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) - Level AA. The website content works with assistive technologies that visitors might use, such as screen readers or text only browsers.

Auditing: We undertake accessibility audits of the platform before every major update using WCAG 2.1 AA standards which guide our long term audit and improvement plans.

What we do about known issues: We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is likely to create a barrier, we’ll state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives. Learn more about our known accessibility issues.



WellBeing International Studies Repository (Open Access Resource)

(WellBeing International Studies Repository accessibility statement)


Wiley Online Library

Includes IET Journals (Open Access Resource) and NursingOpen (Open Access Resource)
(Wiley Online Library accessibility statement)

The following suppliers have been contacted and we are currently waiting to hear back about their accessibility compliance:

  • WARC.