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Accessibility statement for Central Lancashire Online Knowledge (CLoK); The University of Central Lancashire Institutional Repository


This accessibility statement applies to clok.uclan.ac.uk

This website is run by the University of Central Lancashire. It is built using the Eprints open source software package and is hosted by E-Prints Southampton.

How accessible this website is

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and will be working on this.

Feedback and contact information

Researchers/users wishing to request accessible versions of data resources may email clok@uclan.ac.uk with their enquiry. Please provide details of the item you would like to access, including the repository record link for the specific item. We’ll consider your request and get back to you with an answer in 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 clok@uclan.ac.uk

Postal address: Scholarly Communications Unit, Research Services, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE

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 Central Lancashire is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We test the accessibility across our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards. Compliance status is website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Some Sections of CLoK may not work for everyone. Below are known issues that we have identified on CLoK. We will be working towards resolving them. Some may be dependent upon the E-Prints platform and need to be resolved by this external third party.

As the website 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. CLoK also contains content created by third-parties that we may be unable to influence. Many PDF documents, especially older ones, are not fully accessible to screen reader software and do not contain other common accessibility features Some historic material has been scanned and uploaded and therefore is of a format that cannot be made accessible enabled. Our ambition is to ensure that new PDFs or documents we publish will meet accessibility standards wherever possible.

Disproportionate burden

It would be a disproportionate burden to retrospectively check and amend all the content on this repository into an accessible format. Researchers/users that wish to request accessible versions should contact clok@uclan.ac.uk

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to review the accessibility of our website using automated tools and manual testing procedures where necessary.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18/09/2020.

To view the web accessibility statement for the University of Central Lancashire please CLICK HERE