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EDINA has a policy of working towards maximum accessibility for all users to all services that we provide. Where possible features are included that are specifically intended to enhance accessibility. EDINA policy includes making accurate accessibility statements, which describe shortcomings as well as positive features.

This is the official accessibility statement for the SUNCAT service. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us on

Standards compliance

Where applicable, pages in this service use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags and lower for subtitles.


Every page has a standard header. This contains five links: "Home", "About", "For Librarians", "Help & Support" and "News & Events".

Every page but the home page, has a toolbar on the left hand side. This includes the following links: "Basic Search", "Advanced Search", "Search History" and "Marked Records".

After a search, a breadcrumb will appear preceding the main content of the page. This allows the user to come back to previous steps: "Search", "Results List", Detailed View of a record, etc...

On each result page, the user will have access to a list of filters on the left hand side in order to refine his/her previous search.

Every page has a standard footer. This contains four links: "Privacy Policy", this accessibility statement, and "Contact".


Links are written to make sense out of context.

When a link leads away from the web site, a new browser window will open. This should be noted in the title of the link.


Any content images used in this service include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes.

Visual design

  1. This service uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  2. Style sheets are used to designate font size and colour, both in "ordinary" text and linked text, and background and other visual layout aspects of tables.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.