Accessibility Statement - Explore Archives & Manuscripts

Scope

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:

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this Site are not fully accessible:

  • No page structure is specified
  • Some iFrame elements are unspecified
  • Browser zoom functionality is disabled
  • Headings are omitted completely or skipped
  • No language is specified

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with 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 iFrame elements are unspecified, 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). 
  • Broswer zoom functionality is disabled, meaning that users with moderate visual impairment who do not use assistive technologies may not be able to discern the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize Text).
  • Some pages omit or skip Headings, meaning that users of assistive technologies may not receive the content in logical order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels).
  • No language is programmatically specified for some pages, meaning that users of assistive technologies may not be able to render the pages into human speech. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 (Language of Page).

We plan to resolve these issues by upgrading to a modern version of the Primo interface before December 2021.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 21 August 2020. A full review of the site was carried out by the British Library using Wave and Google Measure.