Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Turnitin

This statement relates to all webpages with web address beginning https://blackboard.aber.ac.uk/webapps/turn-plgnhndl-BB5d5bfc0d30f9a (Turnitin Plug-in accessed via Blackboard). Turnitin is an e-submission tool that is used by Aberystwyth University for students to submit their work electronically, staff to provide feedback electronically, and students to receive their feedback electronically.

See a full report on Turnitin’s Student Feedback Studio and Online Interface accessibility standards compliance for further information.

This website is an external site that Aberystwyth University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) links to. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • ask the marker to provide an audio or written feedback summary
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

For more details, see Turnitin's accessibility information.

How accessible this website is

Turnitin is not particularly accessible as it is an image based document viewer. It is largely inaccessible to screen readers Additionally, 

  • the use of blue and red overlays is not sufficient for some users
  • the date picker is not accessible using a keyboard so people need to manually type the date

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us.

Last update

This statement was last updated on 08/06/2021. We update this statement annually and will next review it in May 2022.