MUP accessibility statement

General

Manchester University Press is committed to making its publications accessible to the broadest possible audience. If you require any information about accessibility not covered on this page, please contact [email protected]. We are keen to receive feedback; if you have comments on any aspect of accessibility at MUP, please contact us.

As part of the University of Manchester, Manchester University Press is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly, regardless of gender, gender identity, disability, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, age, or nationality. For more information, please visit the University’s page on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our websites

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our websites and we are continually working towards improving their accessibility. You will notice many accessible features whether you are visiting manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk or browsing and viewing content on manchesterhive.com. We follow general principles of usability and universal design, and endeavour to meet level 2 (AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 for all our sites and content.

Our websites will allow you to:

Documents

Audio and visual materials

Our books and journals

In print

We aim to make print editions of MUP titles accessible for all readers. Since 2020, we have used Sabon font wherever possible for all main body text in our books, as it is a readable font style with many accessible characteristics. Body text in new MUP publications has a minimum point size of 10, which the RNIB consider a standard size for regular text.

Digital

We aim to publish ebook editions of all MUP content in a range of formats that are compliant with current industry standards for accessibility, and that are compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies so that they are available to all users.

If you require a title in an alternative format, please contact [email protected] and we will be pleased to find a suitable file format solution for you. For UK-based users, we send all our frontlist titles to RNIB Bookshare, an accessible online library for people with a wide range of additional reading needs including dyslexia, and other print and visual disabilities.

Content notes

Some of our books and journals contain content that may be triggering, distressing or offensive. We do not currently have a standard policy on content notes or trigger warnings, and we encourage authors to consider whether a note to foreground certain types of content for the reader is appropriate. If you have any questions or concerns about specific publications, please contact us at [email protected]

Our building

The MUP offices are located at 176 Waterloo Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GP. The building is not open to the public. Accessibility information is available here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/the-university-of-manchester/access-guides/176-waterloo-place. Please do not attend the offices if you have symptoms which may indicate COVID. Most meetings can be held over Zoom or Teams. Please get in touch if you need to make us aware of any access requirements.

Recruitment

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/jobs/disabled-applicants/

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/jobs/equality-diversity-inclusion/

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/jobs/international-applicants/

What we’re doing to improve accessibility at MUP

MUP colleagues are engaging with improving accessibility throughout our processes and presence. We have an internal Accessibility Working Group and also participate in external groups including scholarly publishing’s EvenUP Accessibility Working Group.

We are currently working on the following areas to improve accessibility at MUP:

For authors

[last updated May 2024]

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