This is the accessibility statement for the University of Birmingham Cadbury Research Library archive catalogue (

Using this website

This website is run by University of Birmingham, Cadbury Research Library. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you are able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • 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 most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

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 aren't fully accessible:

  • The text won't reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
  • You can't modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Most older PDF documents aren't fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • You can't skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
  • There's a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our 'contact us' page.

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

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

We'll consider your request and get back to you in within 15 working days.

If you can't view the map on our 'contact us' page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations:

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our offices have audio induction loops.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The University of Birmingham 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.

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don't meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they're accessible to a screen reader.

The accessibility regulations don't require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Issues with images, video and audio

  • Images in the Showcase section of the home page do not have alternative text.
  • Images on the detailed record page do not have alternative text.

The supplier of the Calmview application is aware of the lack of alternative text functionality in these parts of their product and we look forward to this feature being included in a future release of Calmview.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in June 2020. The tests were carried out by IT Services at the University of Birmingham.

We tested the homepage, the search results page for a variety of search terms and a number of detailed items pages at random from the search results.

This statement was prepared in June 2020 and it was last updated on 19th July 2020.

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