Information Services

Resource Lists (Leganto) Accessibility Statement

We want as many staff and students to be able to use the Resource Lists service as possible. The Accessibility Statement provides information on how Leganto can be customised to improve accessibility. The Accessibility Statement also describes known issues and outlines what we're doing to address these. There is also information on who to contact if you would like a Resource List in an alternative format.

Using this reading list system 

This Resource Lists Service is run by The University of Edinburgh Library. We use the reading list system, Leganto to provide this service.  We want as many staff and students as possible to be able to use Leganto.

Leganto has customisation options which can be accessed from every page by clicking on your name (or ‘Guest’ if you’re not logged in) and selecting ‘Accessibility menu’ from the drop-down menu.

  • On the Accessibility menu you can change the font size, select a black and white mode or a high contrast mode
  • Browser settings can also be used to adjust font sizes and display options
  • You can navigate most content using a keyboard
  • The TextHelp spellchecker and reader functions work well
  • Zoomtext is able to magnify the text without distortion
  • Tooltips are enabled

How accessible this system is

We know some parts of this system aren’t fully accessible and are aware of some accessibility issues, such as:

  • Use of italics
  • Movement within the interface
  • Colour contrasts
  • Some icons are not labelled

At the moment screenreaders can read the content. However, the complex nature of the information displayed can make it difficult for screenreader users to navigate the Resource Lists.

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

Within the University we can:

  • Offer screenreader users 1-2-1 sessions to help orientate and navigate the system interface
  • Offer Resource Lists in alternative formats.

If you need information on this service in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

You can also contact the IS Helpline:

We’ll process your request and get back to you within 3 days.

Find out more on the BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

If you are a member of the University staff or a Student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-disability-service/staff/supporting-students/accessible-technology

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the Resource Lists (Leganto) service. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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 Edinburgh is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all. We are fully committed to ensure compliance with Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

When an issue is identified with the Resource Lists system (Leganto) we will liaise with the supplier to highlight and seek a solution. While investigation is underway, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.

This system is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Issues with technology

  • There is no spellcheck functionality on any of the search boxes
  • Sometimes there is a grey font on white background
  • Sometimes there is a light grey font on dark grey background
  • There is use of italics on key functionality
  • Some pop ups open without warning
  • There is some distracting movement on the screen
  • Use of the spacebar instead of enter to select items when using keyboard to tab
  • When navigating using a keyboard a dotted line shows where you have navigated to. This is not clear as it might be.

We will continue to work with the supplier to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround.  

The supplier has reported that Leganto will comply with the WCAG2.1 AA standard by September 2019.

In October 2019 we will carry out further accessibility testing to find out if the issues we list above have been resolved

How we tested this system

This system was last tested by the University of Edinburgh’s Disability Information Officer in February 2019 across a wide range of different pages including following through the whole user journey including from searching for a book/topic and then identifying items and their locations.

We tested:

  • Spellcheck functionality
  • Data validation
  • Scaling using different resolutions
  • Options to customise the interface (magnification, font and background colour changing etc)
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Warning of links opening in a new tab or window
  • Information conveyed in colour or sound only
  • Flashing or scrolling text
  • Operability if Javascript is disabled
  • Use with screenreading software (JAWS)
  • TextHelp Read and Write (assistive software)
  • Zoomtext (assistive software)
  • Time limits
  • Access to specialist help

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to work with the supplier to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround.

The supplier has reported that Leganto will comply with the WCAG2.1 AA standard by September 2019.

We will continue to monitor system accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing if significant changes are made to the user interface or if a service user raises an issue. However, due to the complex nature of the information displayed it may not be possible to resolve all accessibility issues. If this is the case, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.

Information Services and accessibility

Information Services (IS) has further information on accessibility including assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users.

Assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users

 

The statement was prepared on 12th July 2019. It was last update on 15th July 2019.