This accessibility statement applies to Solent Electronic Archive (SEA).
Solent Electronic Archive (SEA) is an instance of the Eprints software, which is developed and maintained by Eprints. It is a repository of Solent University's research publications and selected student projects. This instance is hosted on Solent University servers, but many changes need to be performed by Eprints and there are limits to the customization that Solent Library can do. Many of the functions of SEA within the university have been replaced by the Solent Research Portal, but SEA still holds legacy material and adds a small number of items that are not being accepted into the new Portal.
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Solent University is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
The problems listed above are intrinsic to the software as developed by Eprints. We believe the cost of replacing this system with one that is entirely accessible would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment by summer 2022.
Many of the documents housed in SEA are outside the scope of this statement due to the date of their publication. For newer documents what is uploaded is in many cases strictly controlled by the regulations of publishers, so it is not clear that they fall within the scope of the regulations either.
We are correcting some problems raised by the audit, such as the insufficient link text. However, most of the accessibility issues need to be corrected by our vendor. We raise issues with them when appropriate.
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020. This website was last tested on 22 September 2020. The test was carried out by ourselves. The approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test is described (under the Selection of pages heading) in the accessibility report; you can read the full accessibility test report.