This website (pages with addresses located under https://archives.soton.ac.uk/) provides an online search and discovery portal for the collections held by University of Southampton Special Collections. It is powered by Epexio, hosted and developed by Metadatis Ltd.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Use the accessibility tools in your browser to change colours and contrast levels
- Zoom in up to 300% 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 majority of the website content 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 use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Some digital media (e.g. scanned images and audio) might not have transcripts or text-only versions
- Accessing transcripts with a screen reader and keyboard
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll consider your request and aim to get back to you in 14 days
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you discover any problems not listed on this page or have suggestions on how we could improve the website to address a particular accessibity need, please get in touch. You can contact us via email at email@example.com
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
University of Southampton Special Collections is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
We are aware that certain transcripts are not navigable by keyboard only users (including screen readers). We will aim to fix this by December 2022
We are aware that we need to improve our ARIA landmarks - making sure all landmarks are unique, and all content is covered by a landmark. We will aim to fix this by March 2023
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Where we provide historical material online, a lot of material will not meet accessibility standards. This material includes old PDFs and scanned material. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2. Some of our material may have transcriptions, but this can not be universally provided.
How we tested this website
We test both the underlying product (Epexio) and it's specific use on this website.
The last generic accessibility test for Epexio was carried out on 21st September 2022. The test was an internal test undertaken by Metadatis Ltd.
Our latest test report is available at: https://content.epexio.com/reports/accessibility/accessibility-report-21-09-22.html
This statement was prepared on 5th November 2019. It was last updated on 21st September 2022.