Accessibility Statement

We want everyone who visits the JCB website to feel welcome and to find the experience rewarding. As part of this ambition, the JCB is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for anyone with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience and applying relevant accessibility standards.

What are we doing?

To help make the JCB website a positive experience for everyone, we have been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, which explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities and user-friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the JCB website. While we have constructed the bulk of our site to conform with WCAG 2.1 level AA, we have also identified areas of improvement to better assist our users. These areas are listed under the heading “How are we doing?”.

We have also taken the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Access is a prominent component of our mission statement.
  • Accessibility is a priority in our internal policies.
  • Clear accessibility targets and responsibilities exist within the organization.
  • Our site was built with accessibility in mind by our external web vendor.


How are we doing?

We are working hard to achieve and maintain our goal of Level AA accessibility; we realize, however, that there are still some areas that need improvement. We will prioritize those issues that have the highest impact for most users. The following information explains what we are doing to achieve these goals.

1.1.1 Non-text Content

Some of our images are “decorative” but do not provide an empty alt attribute. Our external web vendor has been made aware of this and will work to rectify the areas it affects.

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using the JCB website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you in any of the following ways

We aim to respond to feedback within 1-3 business days.

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement is formally approved by:
Neil Safier, Director/Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library on September 5, 2019