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EMCO Accessibility Statement

Swansea University Digital Humanities team is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Swansea University Digital Humanities team takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the EMCO website

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
  • Use the “Siteimprove” and “axe” accessibility browser plugins to find accessibility issues.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The EMCO website is designed to be conformant with at least WCAG 2.1 level AA.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the EMCO website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the EMCO website:

We try to respond to feedback within 10 working days.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the EMCO website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the EMCO website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the EMCO website:

  1. Images: Some facsimile images do not have alt attributes because of the design of the layout. We will improve the layout to correct the problem. In the meantime, please contact us for support.

Assessment approach

Swansea University Digital Humanities team assessed the accessibility of the EMCO website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal complaints

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 accessibility requirements, contact us by email at or by phone: +44 (0) 1792 20 5678. Please ask for the Web Team, and explain you are calling about the website

There is more information about Swansea University web accessibility, including contact details for our Disability Office and Transcription Centre, in our main Accessibility Statement.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

This statement was created on 15 October 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

Please note that all dates and location information are provisional, initially taken from the library and archive catalogues. As our section editors continue to work through the material we will update our database and the changes will be reflected across the edition.

Browser support: The website works best using the Chrome, Edge, and Firefox browsers on the PC, and only Chrome and Firefox on the Mac.