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Leganto is Partially Accessible

The University of Cumbria take accessibility very seriously and want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We are actively working to make the website more accessible to all people and compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.

The Leganto Platform is developed to meet the WCAG AA standards, for more information on ExLibris Support Accesibility Page

View our accessibility tools page to find accessibility tools and plugins to help improve your online experience.

You should be able to:

  • understand the website text
  • change colours and contrast levels using a browser extension
  • Site help to alter font size colour contrast
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Clear tab focus
  • navigate all the content using just a keyboard
  • be able to understand hyperlink destinations from the text description
  • navigate to all headings on the page using assistive technology
  • use text to speech tools to access content
  • form fields are labelled throughout
  • Skip links to by-pass blocks of content where required e.g. menus, Twitter feeds

How accessible is Leganto?

  • some colours and contrasts fail the guidelines, however, text colours and font support is available
  • Some images do not have alternative text
  • At 300% some pages display poorly

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

Self-help options

Alternative Formats

The University subscribes to an alternative formats service Sensus Access. This service will transfer most files into a chosen format e.g. an inaccessible PDF can be transferred to an accessible PDF, or a Word document can be transferred to sound. This service can be used directly by Students using their University email address. Alternative Formats

Assistive Technologies

You can access specialist assistive software on PCs and laptops throughout the university and also download free web based tools to enable you to fully interact with content. To find out more visit the assistive software page or download the AT Bar for free. 

University of Cumbria Support

If you are unable to access content or interact with the interface and would like an alternative accessible format, please contact us to discuss the most suitable options, please contact:

We will review your request and communicate with you in 7 days.

Reporting Accessibility Problems with this Website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. You can help us by reporting any barriers you encounter and contribute to our Accessibility Improvement plan. however if you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact

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 web-based system’s accessibility levels

The University of Cumbria 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. 

There is further information included in the ExLibris Support Accessibility page including the supplier's assessment using a Voluntary Product Accessiblity Template (VPAT).

Non-accessible content

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

1. Non-compliance with accessibility regulations

  • Colour and Contrast fail the WCAG Guidelines 1 – 1.4.1, 1.4.3, 1.4.11. This affects the text on the content page. This may prevent users who have a sight impairment or colour blind to fully access the page. The Colour, Contrast browser extensions work with the page to improve accessibility and there is also support pages on changing contrast and font size in the help area. We have added this issue the system accessibility Action Plan and are in contact with the 3rd party system owner to rectify the issue. The action plan will monitor the changes needed and be updated annually.
  • Alternative text is not available on all images this impacts on those using screen reader who will not be able to fully access the page. This doesn’t meet the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images and have added the action to the accessibility action plans. The statement is updated annually or when improvements are made. Also when we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
  • At 300% some pages display poorly the right panel on reading list screen displays poorly as the text becomes mixed up. This impacts on the user experience for users with a sight impairment and contravenes the WCAG2.1 – 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.10. The issues with the right pane have been added to the Accessibility Action Plan and are being discussed to find a resolution to the issue. The Statement is updated annually or when improvements are made.

2. Disproportionate Burden

The changes needed to achieve AA WCAG Guidelines and meet the Web Accessibility Regulations will be achieved through a planned accessibility improvement action plan to be reviewed and updated a minimum of 12 monthly.

3. Content that’s not within the Scope of the Accessibility Regulations


How we tested this Website

We tested the most visited pages both manually and with the use of accessibility testing software such as Wave, a web accessibility evaluation tool WAVE and Accessibility Insights.

This system was last tested in August 2020 by University of Cumbria.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are continuously working to improve the accessibility levels of Leganto. A Basic Accessibility Check is carried out each year followed by a more detailed accessibility check, both assessments highlight the areas needing improvement. The identified issues are added to the system improvement action plan with a timescale for improvement or 3rd party communications on improvement.

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