Accessibility statement for SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA)

This website is run by Sheffield Hallam University. 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 SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA) are not fully accessible:

More details about areas of SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA) 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

If there is an issue with the accessibility of this site please e-mail library-research-support@shu.ac.uk or call the number below and give us the details of the issue.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in seven (7) 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 SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA) administrator: shurda@shu.ac.uk.

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

Information about contacting the team can be found at on the contact us page.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Sheffield Hallam University 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 images, including linked images, do not have any alternative texts associated with them.
  • Some form controls do not have associated names.
  • Some links do not have explanatory text associated with them.
  • The contrast in some parts of the website is very low.
  • Some tables do not have headers for columns or rows.
  • Some pages contain several links to the same source.
  • Some pages contain very small text.
  • Some pages contain layout tables, which may be diffiult to navigate with screen readers.
  • Heading levels are skipped on some pages, this might make navigating the page using a keyboard more difficult.
  • The title attribute value (advisory information that appears when user hovers over an element) is the same as the title text in some instances.
  • The text of some links may not make sense out of context or may contain extraneous text.
  • 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 SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA) 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 23/09/20. It was last updated on 09/10/20.

    This website was last tested on 09/10/20 The test was carried out by CoSector, University of London.

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