Welcome to our new, virtual exhibition platform Kunstmatrix used to promote our library services, collections and events.
Our current exhibition Welcome to the Library, showcases the basics of our library services across all three campuses: Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill, to help you with your studies.
To enter Kunstmatrix, please click on the image below.
Once you have entered the exhibition, you will find videos, audio and images of our services. Please click on each tile and select the (i) button to find more information and links to our library web pages.
To turn on live captions in your browser, go to settings then Accessibility, and select Live Caption.
If you need to contact the library, view our contact tile or leave a comment in our guest book!
Please leave us feedback about our virtual exhibition
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, Word, large print, or audio recording:
We’ll acknowledge your request within three working days, and then provide a timescale for meeting your request, if it is possible.
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, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can contact Edinburgh Napier University via the national, free of charge, BSL video relay service – contactSCOTLAND-BSL.
A number of our teaching spaces, libraries and some other public areas have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a BSL interpreter.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
We are 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. Known non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Navigation and accessing information
- Some pages do not have functioning skip navigation, which means that keyboard users are unable to move easily around the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2023.
- Some instructions to users are missing the coding required for a screen reader to identify the action required. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2023.
- People using a keyboard only are unable to tab through the site in a logical order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.3 (Focus Order). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2023.
- Some link text does not describe the content’s context, leaving a screen reader user unsure about clicking a link. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 2.4.4 (Link Purpose – In Context). We plan to resolve this issue by 31 June 2023.
- There are instances where the colour contrast ratio between foreground and background does not meet the minimum requirements to make things easy to read for people with visual impairments. This fails WCAG success criteria 1.4.3 (Contrast – Minimum) and 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2023. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our colour contrast ratio meets accessibility standards.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Third party embedded content
We are aware that some third-party content appearing on our site does not have titles that are accessible to screen readers. As this functionality is provided by a third-party supplier, it is outside of our control. A good way to learn more about the technical accessibility of a third-party platform is to review the accessibility statement for the platform provided by the supplier searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information.
Platform supplier, Kunstmatrix, confirmed they are working to address these issues:
- Web Accessibility statement to be created and provided
- Web programming to adapt to keyboard users
- Embedding the exhibition uses the same widget so it will be fixed for the embedded and the platform.
- Testing the exhibition widget not as an embedded iFrame, but as a full-page app. Browser parse our code is problematic with the browser accessibility features and recommend HTML elements. This is currently being researched.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
- Add alternate text for artworks, even if the cover is display. That provides alternative information if, for any reason, a user cannot view it (because of slow connection, an error in the SRC attribute, or if the user uses a screen reader).
- Check that the video and audio files included can benefit from adding the captions option on.
- The browser, in this case Google Chrome, allows to zoom in and
magnify or reduce the % scale option at convenience.
- Using audio and video, where possible
- PDFs and alternative texts for the works, if required
- Google Live captions on the Accessibility tab
- Chrome reader extension
- Changing colour contrasts
We have added audio description where possible and made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This website was last tested on 24 August 2022.
This statement was prepared on 29 August 2022.