Privacy Statement

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT FOR UCLAN JOURNALS This accessibility statement applies to The Journal Hosting Service is managed by the University of Central Lancashire Research Services. We use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to provide a publishing platform for staff and researchers at the University to publish open access journals. OJS is open source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). How accessible this website is We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and will be working on this. Feedback and contact information Researchers/users wishing to request accessible versions of resources may email with their enquiry to Please provide details of the item you would like to access. We’ll consider your request and get back to you with an answer in 7 working days. 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, please contact Postal address: Scholarly Communications Unit, Research Services, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE 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’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). httpssss:// Technical information about this website’s accessibility The University of Central Lancashire is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations We test the accessibility across our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards. Compliance status is website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. Some Sections of UCLan Journals may not work for everyone. When an issue is identified with either OJS or individual journal websites we will liaise with the system provider and journal editors to highlight the issue and seek a solution. Below are known issues that we have identified. We will be working towards resolving them. Some may be dependent upon the OJS software. UCLan Journals is built on an old version of OJS and we plan to upgrade the version which may resolve any issues. -httpssss:// Document language missing from website As an open access journal publishing site, the principal content made available to users are research articles in PDF format. UCLan Journals content is created by external authors that we may be unable to influence. Some PDF documents, especially older ones, may not be fully accessible to screen reader software and do not contain other common accessibility features. Our ambition is to ensure that new PDFs that are published will meet accessibility standards wherever possible. Disproportionate burden It would be a disproportionate burden to retrospectively check and amend all the content on this platform into an accessible format. Researchers/users that wish to request accessible versions should contact What we’re doing to improve accessibility We will continue to review the accessibility of our website using automated tools and manual testing procedures where necessary. We will produce accessibility guidelines for journal editors and work with them to address any issues. New journals on the platform will be given guidance and support to make their website accessible. Preparation of this accessibility statement This statement was prepared on 21/09/2020. To view the web accessibility statement for the University of Central Lancashire please use the following link httpssss://