Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for European Sources Online (ESO)

The following statement explains how the European Sources Online (ESO) website ( meets the 2018 The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations.

This website is run by the Library Service at Cardiff University. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

When we publish information on this website, we will:

  • structure content well
  • use plain English (except for academic or scientific words that do not have an alternative)
  • use short sentences
  • explain acronyms
  • write good link text
  • make images and videos accessible
  • ensure new features work on assistive technologies

How accessible this website is

Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure the accessibility of our site, there are some known limitations. These are documented below, along with suggested work around, and/or our long-term strategy for addressing these limitations.

Currently we are aware of the following potential problems that we are working to improve:

  • Embedded video and audio players can sometimes be difficult to use with assistive technology;
  • Older PDFs and documents are not always accessible;
  • External features (such as Twitter) may not always comply with accessibility requirements;
  • Websites we link to may not always comply with accessibility requirements.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We will consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: The reports will be passed on to the IT Team responsible for the website.

Enforcement procedure

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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Library Service at Cardiff 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

European Sources Online provides access to content provided by third party publishers and vendors and hosted on their platforms. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we make best endeavours to work with the third party to improve its accessibility. This statement was prepared on 4 December 2020. This website was last tested on 4 December 2020. We tested a sample of the functionality of each section of the website using the auautomated testing tool axe.