Accessibility Statement for the Digital Content Store
This accessibility statement applies to the Digital Content Store, a website operated by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this online digital platform. For example, that means you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the platform using just a keyboard
We’ve also made the platform text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
Some of the ways in which we meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are:
- The website’s pages are responsive, that is they display appropriately when you resize your browser window or view the website in a range of devices
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- The platform does not support screen readers and read aloud features at this time
- Though it is possible to tab through the DCS and use keyboard commands, the format is not as logical and responsive as it could be
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, HEIs should submit a support ticket.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
CLA is committed to making its website accessible and will continue to try to meet expectations of our users.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) A standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- Form controls are missing labels
- Some tabbed navigation through forms and pages needs to be improved
- The text describing the purpose of some links needs to be improved
- The keyboard focus indicator is not always visible
- The platform isn’t screen readable
CLA is committed to addressing these issues before the end of December 2021.
The DCS has user generated content and therefore the accessibility of individual items is up to the user. All PDFs in the DCS are DRM-free and downloadable to be run through any software that HEIs may use.
The Advanced Student Reader and accessibility
The Kortext Advanced Student Reader was launched in 2021 and users can benefit from the following accessibility features:
- Text to speech - convert text to speech with the Read Aloud function on the Kortext app.
- Alt text - images contain Alt text to help users understand what the image displays, and its purpose
- Styles - resize or change the font style or colours to suit your needs in ePub files
- Screen readers - The Kortext app has a built-in reader or can work with other screen readers such as NV Access, JAWS, TalkBack, and VoiceOver
- Offline reading - the Kortext software is available to use anywhere
- Navigation - page numbers are located in the margin for ease of navigation
To read more about the accessibility of the Kortext Advanced Reader, please go to https://www.kortext.com/accessibility/.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared in 2018. It was last reviewed on 30th March 2022.
This website was last tested on 19 December 2019. The test was carried out in-house by CLA.