The British Library is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The British Library operates a number of websites, subsites, and online services (“Sites”).
This accessibility statement supplements our main Accessibility Statement
, and applies to the following Site:
This website is fully compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Exemptions claimed are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- No page structure is programmatically specified, meaning that users may not be able to adapt the presentation of the pages to their needs, and users of assistive technologies may not receive the content in logical order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
- Some links and buttons are 'empty' or unnamed, meaning that users of assistive technologies will not be able to understand the destination of the links, or be able to navigate them easily. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose in Context).
- Tables are used for page layout without headers, meaning that users of assistive technologies may not be presented with content in a logical order, or may be led to expect content that is not present. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
As these issues are caused by third party software that is not developed by nor under the control of the Library, they are exempt from the Regulations under Reg 3(2)(e).
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 19 August 2020. A full review of the site was carried out by the British Library using Wave and Google Measure.