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Accessibility Statement for the University of Huddersfield Repository (EPrints)

The University of Huddersfield Repository (EPrints) is the University of Huddersfield’s electronic archive of the University’s research output. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this system. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen

  • Navigate most of the site using just a keyboard

  • Navigate most of the site using speech recognition software

  • Listen to most of the site using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


The student interface for the Repository was designed the Repository Team. The following statement is applicable to the student interface.


How accessible this website is

The Repository (Eprints) is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on the Repository (Eprints) in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact:


The library Disability Support Advisor. Call: +44 1484 256455.

Email library.disability.support@hud.ac.uk.

We will consider your request and get back to you within 2 working days during normal weekday office hours.


Reporting accessibility problems with the Repository (EPrints)

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Repository (EPrints). If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email: library.support@hud.ac.uk.

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).


Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you require any assistance with the Repository (EPrints) we recommend that you contact the Repository Team openaccess@hud.ac.uk in the first instance.

Alternatively, you can contact the Library Disability Support Advisor.


Technical information about accessibility

The University of Huddersfield is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


Compliance status

The Repository (EPrints) is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

The content of the Repository (EPrints) is a searchable archive of research outputs for the University of Huddersfield. The links within the Repository results list are to externally provide PDFs which are not covered by this statement.


What are we doing to improve accessibility

The Repository (EPrints) website is 93% compliant with WCAG 2.0 and Section 508.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared in April 2022. It was last reviewed on 27th April 2022.

This website was last tested in April 2022. The test was carried out by the Subject Librarian with responsibility for Digital Accessibility.

A representative sample of webpages were tested in April 2022 using the tool.

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