Digital Accessibility Centre Certificate of Accreditation
Accreditation Certificate Number:
Cambridge Core /01
Cambridge University Press
Certificate issue date:
25 February 2022
Desktop and mobile
To achieve certification each product undergoes a manual technical compliance review against WCAG 2.1 to level AA.
The product underwent both a technical compliance audit and robust end to end testing by users with a wide range of disabilities including blind, low vision, dyslexia, colour blindness, mobility impairments, learning difficulties, Deaf, Asperger and anxiety and panic disorder.
All testing is carried out in line with relevant platform specific guidelines, and where applicable, conforms with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Testing also conforms to Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Known Accessibility Issues
Third party software is used on the site including a Hypothesis annotation tool, Code Ocean widget, Usabilla user feedback tool and the AddThis social media linking tool. It is expected that accessibility issues relating to to third party applications will be addressed with the supplier or a replacement offered when the contract ends.
There is author supplied video content which may not include captions. Cambridge University Press are looking into requesting this from authors and making this policy.
There is author supplied video content which may not include an audio description or media alternative. Cambridge University Press are looking into requesting this from authors and making this policy.
There are marketing images which contain text for which the text alternative does not include all of the text within the image. Cambridge University Press will include instructions in admin guidelines to ensure this is provided.
The Core share functionality is not fully accessible and is looking to be replaced.
Scope of Testing
Task 1 - Registration
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/register Registration - Enter Mr in Title Registration - Select United Kingdom in Country Registration - Enter your First Name. Registration - Enter your Last Name. Registration - Enter you DAC Email Address Registration - Enter DAC into Organisation Registration - Enter any Password you are comfortable with Registration - Confirm Password Registration - Confirm Terms of Service Registration - Click Register Registration - Click verification link in the email that has been sent to your DAC email address.
Task 2 - Login
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/login Login - Enter DAC email address. Login - Enter Password Click Login
Task 3 - Searching for Content
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/search Search - Under Content type select 'Books'. Search - Under Publication date select 'Forthcoming'. Search - Enter into the search bar enter 'The Attack on Higher Education'. Search -Click 'The Attack on Higher Education.
Task 4 - Browsing for Content
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/browse-subjects Subject Listing - Click 'Medicine'. Medicine Page - Click 'British Journal of Nutrition'. British Journal of Nutrition - create an alert
Task 5 - Article Code Ocean
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/political-science-research-and-methods/article/who-gets-the-credit-legislative-responsiveness-and-evaluations-of-members-parties-and-the-us-congress/FED4A70A65D3458C1AC1AD7756967D5B#article Scroll down until you reach the Results chapter. On the Results chapter there will be a Code Ocean application, Click edit capsule Click Login Click Reproducible Run
Task 6 - Visual Abstract
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/whats-new-in-chaco-research/8820E7E39D5A25B821630B9F39FF6B98 Chaco Research - Scroll down and click on the expandable image to increase its size Chaco Research - Click 'Save PDF' Chaco Research - Click 'Save PDF' Chaco Research - Click 'Share' Chaco Research - Click 'Share Content' Chaco Research - Click 'Within PDF (Makes a new tab)
Task 7 - Article Abstract Replacement Image
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/slavic-review/article/historical-legacies-of-communism-and-eastern-europe-historical-legacies-of-communism-in-russia-and-eastern-europe-ed-mark-r-beissinger-and-stephen-kotkin-cambridge-cambridge-university-press-2014-ix-247-pp-notes-index-9000-hard-bound/4806D9FDD12F96C1060D59513BB42B9F Historical Legacies - Scroll down and click on the expandable image to increase its size. Historical Legacies - Click Metrics Historical Legacies - View Data Table for this Chart Historical Legacies - Test Page
Task 8 - Book Full Text Search
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/highrisk-pregnancy/D87DFCD7F0E022D83797B5349AF114BCHigh Risk Pregnancy - In the Search field enter 'Complications arise more frequently during the first trimester than at any other stage of pregnancy'. High Risk Pregnancy - Click Early Parental Problems High Risk Pregnancy - Click Export Citation High Risk Pregnancy - Click Word High Risk Pregnancy - Click Close High Risk Pregnancy - Click View HTML
Task 9 - Article Read only View
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics/article/rheology-of-dense-granular-suspensions/4F792CE372121D52299422BAEADCDE74/share/aa62756f2d068a0c5922f1b575aa30abdb719a03 Granular Suspensions - Test page
Task 10 - Book Read only View
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/introduction-to-software-testing/managing-the-test-process/7175B80EC2BD6D15CB5E640F9684201F/online-view Managing Test Process - Test Page
Task 11 - Open Article Access
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/oryx/article/on-the-future-of-the-giant-south-american-river-turtle-podocnemis-expansa/225A0FD5FAA23A766D9BEB5D333936CC#article River Turtle Article - Scroll down and click on the expandable image to increase its size River Turtle Article - Click 'Save PDF' River Turtle Article - Click 'Save PDF' River Turtle Article - Click 'Share' River Turtle Article - Click 'Share Content' River Turtle Article - Click 'Within PDF (Makes a new tab) River Turtle Article - Test Page
Task 12 - Restricted Article Access
URL - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/legal-studies/article/abs/charging-overseas-visitors-for-nhs-treatment-from-bevan-to-windrush-and-beyond/16B098E57E41AB4978A9C410004D1E9F Restricted Access - Test Page
This certificate was issued on the 25 February 2022 and represents the state of the pages audited on this date. Any further changes after the accreditation date are not covered by this certificate. Additionally, any pages/areas of the website not listed the above scope of testing are also not covered by this certificate as we cannot guarantee their accessibility state.