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3rd Party Accessibility Statements

The library subscribes to many publishers, databases, and e-book suppliers for paid content via their websites, which means that some aspects of its accessibility are outside of our immediate control.

Where a 3rd party supplier is listed as not being Accessible, we are actively working with them to achieve compliance, or seeking alternative providers who are WCAG Accessible.

To help accessibility compliance across the sector, the ARU Library supports searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information.
Resource Company Compliant Notes
Acland Anatomy Wolters Kluwer / OVID WCAG 2.1 AA  
ACM Digital Library ACM WCAG 2.0 AA  
AES E-Library Audio Engineering Society   Awaiting response from publisher
a-n Artists Newsletter Artists Information Company WCAG 2.1 AA  
Architects Journal Building Library EMAP WCAG 2.1 The publisher says: "The software platform our websites are built on, meets or, wherever possible exceeds WCAG 2.1, the current global web accessibility standard."
ARRO CoSector Progressing  
Arts Premium ProQuest WCAG 2.1 AA  
ARU Figshare Figshare WCAG 2.1 AA  
ASTM Standards ASTM International   Awaiting response from publisher
BBIH Brepols Due by end of 2023 VPAT and accessibility statement is being worked on and is expected by the end of 2023.
BCIS RICS No Publisher says: "We don’t hold any formal documentation".
BFI Inview British Film Institute WCAG 2.1 A  
BioMed Central Springer WCAG 2.1 AA  
BioOne BioOne WCAG 2.1 AA  
BMJ Best Practice BMJ WCAG 2.1 AA  
BOB BUFVC WCAG 2.1 AA We do not plan to add captions to pre-recorded television and radio programmes due to licensing issues considerations and because this is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
British Standards Online BSI WCAG (level not specified)  
Business Source Premier EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
CAB Abstracts EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
Cambridge Core Cambridge University Press WCAG 2.1 AA  
Cell Press Collection Elsevier WCAG 2.1 AA  
CIS (Construction Information Service) I.H.S Not specified  
Cite Them Right Bloomsbury WCAG 2.1 AA  
Community Care Inform Adults & Children Reed WCAG 2.1 AA  
Cultural History Bloomsbury WCAG 2.1 AA  
Digimap Edina WCAG  
Digital Theatre Plus Digital Theatre WCAG 2.1 A  
DSM-5 Library Psychiatry Online WCAG 2.1 AA  
Duke University Press Duke University Press WCAG 2.0 AA  
Ebook central ProQuest WCAG 2.1 AA  
Education package (British Education Index, Child Development, ERIC) EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
Embase Wolters Kluwer / Ovid WCAG 2.0 AA  
Emerald Collections Emerald WCAG 2.1 AA  
Faculti Education Faculti Media WCAG 2.1 Faculti ( makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows Faculti to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). Financial Times WCAG 2.1 AA  
Gale Primary Sources (C18th Burney, C19th BL Newspapers, C19th UK Periodicals) Gale WCAG 2.1  
Gale Research Complete (Academic OneFile, OneFile News, Archives Unbound, Gale Literature, General OneFile) Gale WCAG 2.1  
Health Library premium Wolters Kluwer / Ovid WCAG 2.0 AA  
Heinonline Heinonline WCAG 2.0 AA  
Historical Texts and Journal Archives Jisc WCAG 2.1 AA  
Hospitality & tourism EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
Brill Online Brill Academic Publishers WCAG 2.1 AA  
IbisWorld IbisWorld WCAG 2.1 AA  
ICE Virtual Library ICE Publishing WCAG 2.0  
IEEE Xplore Content Online WCAG 2.1 AA  
IngentaConnect IngentaConnect WCAG 2.1 AA  
iSurv RICS WCAG 2.0 Publisher says: "We don’t have a formal accessibility statement specifying WCAG compliance (or similar) or a VPAT form, [but] isurv will have been created with the accessibility standards recommended at the time in mind. In the case of isurv that will have been WCAG 2.0."
Kluwer Arbitration Wolters Kluwer WCAG 2.1 AA  
Kortext E-textbooks Kortext WCAG 2.1 AA  
Lexis+ and LexisPSL Lexis WCAG 2.1  
LibAnswers (aka Library Help) Springshare WCAG 2.1 AA  
LibGuides (aka Library Subject Guides) Springshare WCAG 2.1 AA  
Literary Encyclopedia   WCAG 2.1 AA We are currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard
LWW Total Access Collection Wolters Kluwer / Ovid WCAG 2.0 AA  
MAG Online Library MA Healthcare Ltd. WCAG 2.1 AA  
Maternity & Infant Care Wolters Kluwer / Ovid WCAG 2.0 AA  
Military & Government Online EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
Mintel Mintel WCAG 2.0 Springer Nature WCAG 2.1 AA  
Orbis VL Bureau van Dijk WCAG 2.1 AA  
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Oxford University Press WCAG 2.1 AA  
Passport Euromonitor   Awaiting response from publisher
PhilPapers PhilPapers Foundation WCAG 2.1 AAA  
PoliceProfessional Verdant Media   Awaiting response from publisher
Primo (Library Search) Exlibris WCAG 2.1 AA  
Professional Development EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
Project MUSE Project MUSE WCAG 2.1 AA  
ProQuest Archives (British Periodicals, Early European Books, Vogue Archive) ProQuest WCAG 2.1 AA  
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences EBSCO WCAG 2.1 AA  
RCN Journal package RCNi WCAG  
ReadlingLists@ARU KeyLinks WCAG 2.1 AA  
Refworks ProQuest WCAG 2.1 AA  
RSC Journal Archive Royal Society of Chemistry WCAG 2.0 AA  
Sage Research Methods Sage WCAG 2.1 AA  
ScienceDirect Elsevier WCAG 2.1 AA  
SciTech Premium ProQuest WCAG 2.1 AA  
Scopus Elsevier WCAG 2.1 AA  
Screen Studies Bloomsbury WCAG 2.1 AA  
Social Science Premium ProQuest WCAG 2.1 AA  
Social Work Toolkit Bloomsbury WCAG 2.1 AA  
SpringerCompact Springer WCAG 2.1 AA  
Taylor & Francis Online Taylor & Francis WCAG 2.1 AA  
The Bookseller The Bookseller Not specified The Bookseller says: "We follow all the conventions where possible and practical. [The site is] accessible to users with a broad range of disabilities."
The Practising Midwife All4Maternity WCAG 2.1 AA  
Times Digital Archive Gale WCAG 2.1  
Visual Arts Bloomsbury WCAG 2.1 AA  
VLeBooks Browns WCAG 2.1 AA  
WARC Ascential Not specified WARC state that: "The Services and Deliverables shall be provided in accordance with industry practices for accessibility. We shall consider (but shall not have any obligation to implement) any improvements suggested by you regarding accessibility of the Services or Deliverables which are brought to our attention."
Web of Science Clarivate WCAG 2.0 AA  
Westlaw and Practical Law Thomson Reuters WCAG 2.1 AA  
WGSN Ascential    
Wiley Complete Wiley (via LM) WCAG 2.1 AA  
XpertHR Reed WCAG 2.0 A  
Page Last Reviewed: 22nd August 2023 by Andrew Boulden.