readinglists@kent accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the readinglists@kent system ( run by the University of Kent. readinglists@kent is a tailored version of a third-party platform developed by Talis. The content on readinglists@kent is designed for everyone to find, read, and understand. It is compatible with assistive technologies and developed to meet the accessibility standards outlined in this statement.

View the site your way

There are several customisation options for your browser and device that could help you use this website and other websites more effectively.  

AbilityNet provide advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

You can also explore some of our recommendations for tools that can make your online experience better.

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made. 

When you contact us there is a process in place that will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply.

Alternative formats

We’ve designed our content to be as accessible as possible. If you still experience barriers, you can request alternative formats. For more information please contact the alternative formats team.

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 us to register your difficulty. This helps us improve our systems. 

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Kent is committed to making readinglists@kent accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

readinglists@kent is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

We formally test the accessibility of key user journeys that represent the breadth of content across our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards

If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us.

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we need to fix and are working to do so. 

readinglists@kent is provided by Talis Aspire. Talis' policy is to meet, and - where possible - exceed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) at Level AA. View the Talis accessibility statement page which provides guidance about compatibility with assistive software and adaptations you can make in your browser. This includes access to the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for Talis Aspire.

Disproportionate burden

This section covers issues that we cannot fix right now. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues but believe that doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the law.

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions.

Not applicable.

Third-party content

readinglists@kent is a tailoreed version of a third-party platform developed by Talis. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of some parts of the platform, but we make best endeavours to work with the third-party to improve its accessibility. Please see the Talis Aspire accessibility page for further information.

To help accessibility compliance across the sector, the University of Kent supports searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information. 

searchBOX catalogues the contact information and accessibility statements of third-party suppliers, enables the sharing of community-generated accessibility statements, and allows users to map their supplier ecosystem. 

Users can access third-party accessibility statements using the free searchBOX Finder service. 

The University of Kent encourages all our partners and suppliers to support this effort by ensuring that their accessibility information is included in the searchBOX directory.

PDFs and electronic documents

PDFs (Portable Document Format) and electronic documents is a discovery layer University of Kent reading lists. Many of the electronic items it links to are provided by external suppliers. The accessibility of these platforms and their content is outside the scope of this statement.  

If you experience an accessibility barrier with any of the content from readinglists@kent please contact us. Please also explore some of our recommendations for tools that can make your online experience better. If you have a print disability, you may be able to request alternative formats

For more information please contact us. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 09 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 12 April 2022. 

This website was last tested on 19 July 2021. The test was carried out by Talis.

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