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Accessibility Statement: LibGuides

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Coventry University LibGuides 

Coventry University is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. 

Measures to support accessibility 

Coventry University takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Coventry University LibGuides: 

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies. 
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson. 
  • Conformance status 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Coventry University LibGuides is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. 

Additional accessibility considerations 

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: All colour contrasts meet Level AAA compliance. Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. 


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Coventry University LibGuides. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Coventry University LibGuides: 

Phone: +44 (0) 024 7765 7575 


Address: Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Frederick Lanchester Building, Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DD 

Twitter: @CovUniLibrary 

Ask Us Site: 

Technical specifications 

Accessibility of Coventry University LibGuides relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer: 






These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used. 

Limitations and alternatives 

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Coventry University LibGuides, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. 

Known limitations for Coventry University LibGuides: 

Google Maps: There is a graphic in the Google Maps widget that does not have an ALT tag because This widget is provided by Google and thus we cannot add our own ALT tag. . Please contact a member of staff if you need any help using this widget. 

Tabbed Boxes: When using a screen reader you will need to use your arrow keys to move between the tabs, and then use tab to enter the box. This is a limitation of the software. We have made the software providers aware of the issue. Please contact a member of staff if you need any help using these boxes. 

Finding Books Interactive Tutorial: Interactive Tutorial cannot be used only with a keyboard because the way the tutorial was created does not allow for keyboard navigation. We are currently creating a text-only version of this tutorial. Please contact a member of staff if you need any help finding books. 

PDFs: Due to the large number of documents produced across the University some pdfs available from the website may not be as accessible as they could be. We are working towards a consistent approach to ensuring the accessibility of these across all areas of the University. If you need any assistance using any PDFs please contact a member of staff. 

Assessment approach 

Coventry University assessed the accessibility of Coventry University LibGuides by the following approaches: 


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Coventry University
Frederick Lanchester Building
Gosford Street
Coventry, United Kingdom
Telephone:+44 (0) 24 7765 7575
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