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Accessibility statement for Leganto

Leganto, is the Ex Libris course reading list tool, that enables staff to streamline access to course materials. It also allows Librarians to provide resources more efficiently and scale up to support more courses, giving students access to all course materials in one place and from any device.  

Working with Ex Libris team, we aim for Leganto resource lists to be accessible to all those that use the service, and we continue to work towards this. We want to ensure that as many people as possible can access, view, search and understand the content and resources. 

Using Leganto

Leganto is run by King’s College London Library Services, it is the resource listing tool which allows you a single point of access for library resources available to King’s staff and students through KEATS (Moodle).  

There are some additional features that will help individuals to navigate and use it, for example you should be able to:  

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard, a screen reader, or speech recognition software.
  • Go directly to main content areas on the page using skip links. In addition, alternative context links enable the user to go back to the main menu and page header. 
  • Zoom in up to 200% using browser tools without text spilling off screen.  
  • Access and complete all forms.  
  • Use the ExLibris fully responsive interface that adapts to the user’s screen size, including mobile phones.  
  • Change fonts and color contrast in the accessibility menu.  

There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:  

  • Installation of the “CiteIt! Bookmarklet” requires the use of a mouse.
  • Older versions of JAWS are not fully supported.  

If you have a disability and need to make your computer, tablet or other device easier to use, AbilityNet is a recommended resource. We also recommend browsing free add-ons offered for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Technical information about Leganto accessibility

King’s College London is committed to making Leganto in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We work with the vendor ExLibris to make every effort to ensure that their platforms – including Leganto – can be used by everyone. Leganto is continually designed and developed to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). 

Leganto is a course reading list tool that enables instructors to add any type of materials to their reading lists, students can access these materials by linking to third-party platforms or downloadable files. Leganto does not control the accessibility of these items hosted on external platforms. Detailed information about the Leganto support of standards is available through the ExLibris Leganto Accessibility Statement.  

What to do if you can’t access parts of Leganto

If you need information on Leganto in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille email diversity@kcl.ac.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with Leganto

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of Leganto. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements email diversity@kcl.ac.uk

Escalation procedure

If you need to escalate your issue further, contact Lorraine Kelly, Interim Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion via diversity@kcl.ac.uk. You can expect an acknowledgement of your issue within 7 days and a full reply within 14 days. If your complaint raises complex issues that cannot be answered within 14 days we will keep you informed of progress until we can fully respond.

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).

How we tested this website

The accessibility of Leganto is a continual effort at ProQuest (Ex Libris). Accessibility standards are built into their design, and style guides are included as part of requirements in their software development and quality assurance pipeline. Leganto code is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks including but not limited to:  

  • Color Contrast Analyzer provided by WebAIM  
  • Deque aXe accessibility testing tool  
  • High Contrast Chrome extension safari firefox  
  • Keyboard-access manual testing and assessment  
  • JAWS with Windows  
  • VoiceOver with Mac  

Leganto was tested on 28th June 2021 by ProQuest on the latest version Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Edge, also on devices including Mac and Windows computers, Android and iOS devices. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

King’s College London has convened a college-wide action group to address the accessibility of its digital information and actions are currently being undertaken around:

  • Assessing, prioritising and improving the accessibility of the 100+ digital platforms in use at King’s and highest priority is being given to those holding student teaching materials;
  • Improving the accessibility of online teaching materials;
  • Ensuring all future purchases or development of digital platforms are accessible;
  • Ensuring that all future teaching materials being developed and uploaded are accessible.

Platform-specific action plans to ensure accessibility will be created with Ex Libris (ProQuest) teams and their communities, to ensure they continue to meet their customers’ needs. A list of Ex Libris ongoing efforts include:  

  • Testing with users of all abilities.  
  • The ProQuest Accessibility Council: a team of stakeholders working to increase accessibility resources and capabilities.  
  • Pursuing partnerships with colleges, universities and other institutions to assist us in reviewing and updating our accessibility standards.  
  • Consulting with, and performing audits through, accessibility experts such as Deque. 

King’s IT will continue to have regular meetings with the Ex Libris vendor to ensure any concerns are dealt with in a timely manner, along with ensuring that faculty staff work together with the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team on future projects to improve the system. 

This statement was prepared on 11th August 2022.