UBIR Accessibility Statement

This website is provided by University of Bolton Library and runs on third party EPrints software. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and therefore, aim to make it as accessible as possible for all users and staff. This is a work in progress and the website is currently under review to assess the level of accessibility for users and identify improvements we need to implement that will meet accessibility guidelines and standards and extend our accessibility to the widest possible audience.

Accessibility of this website

We are working to upgrade UBIR to run on the latest version of EPrints repository software, this means that it will meet the WCAG 2.1 2018 Accessibility Regulations.

The content of UBIR consist of research outputs, usually in PDF format, but we also have videos, images and datasets. We know that some of the older contributions to UBIR may not be fully accessible, particularly older PDFs and videos. We are working hard to improve this and ensure that current content is as accessible as possible.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email ubir@bolton.ac.uk. We will consider your request and get back to you within 2 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email ubir@bolton.ac.uk.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Compliance Status

UBIR is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.There is appropriate page structure, navigation, focus, colour contrast and meaning, the content is keyboard operable and has appropriate page titles. The icons used are consistent and appropriately labelled.

Non-accessible content


We are aware of some issues that we need to fix. We are working to fix what we can now, some issues are part of the eprint platform and will be fixed with an upgrade to the latest version of the software that will happen soon. Details of the non-accessible content is below.

Form fields (WCAG2.1 – 1.3.1, 3.3.2)

We don’t have many form fields, but those we do have are missing labels.

Reflow and magnification (WCAG2.1 – 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.10)

Content can be resized, but reflow is a problem.

Skip links (WCAG2.1 – 2.4.1)

Skip links are not available

Link text (WCAG2.1 – 2.4.4)

Links are generally well named, but further testing is required.

Error messages (WCAG2.1 – 3.3.1, 3.3.2)

Error messages only appear after a form is completed.

Accessibility documentation (EN 301 549 12.1)

There is currently no help or information on regarding accessibility features or compatibility with assistive technologies.


Some of our content is exempt from the regulations, such as pdfs published before 23rd September 2018 or third party content such as dissertations. However, if you are finding this content difficult to access, please contact us and we will try to find an alternative format. We are working hard with the creators of our current content to ensure that it is as accessible as possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

UBIR was tested using WAVE and Web2Access.

This statement was prepared on 4.9.20. It was last updated 10.11.20.

This site is powered by EPrints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton.