Our Equality Policy outlines our commitment to a culture which ‘maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected’.
In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use our website, these pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:
Guidance is available for editors and moderators of this site to help them maintain accessibility standards.
We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see Technical information for more details.
AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
The Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU), who are part of the Bodleian Libraries, offer alternative formats for pages on this website. They produce materials in electronic text (RTF document fully structured and with XML tags for navigation) and DAISY 2.02 human voice audio. Both products can be sent out physically (DVD) or via file transfer. They can also produce Braille documents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Students and staff of the University may make use of the free SensusAccess tool on the Bodleian website to convert certain types of files into a more accessible format, such as accessible text, audio, e-book or digital braille. Content editors may also make use of this tool on behalf of website users.
If you need further information or wish to discuss the provision of an alternative format, please contact the editor of the site you are viewing at the contact information given or email email@example.com.
If you have any other questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of any of our webpages, please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages.
If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map.
The University of Oxford is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. As part of this commitment, we are required to publish known issues with our website.
The websites we cover (see ‘How we tested our websites’) are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed on our non-compliant content page.
Our websites are hosted on Oxford Mosaic, the University of Oxford’s Web Platform. Further information on how the platform meets accessibility requirements is available in the Oxford Mosaic Accessibility Statement.
Our websites were last tested over a number of months leading up to 16 September 2019. The test was carried out internally, using a quality assurance tool across all pages as well as a manual check of a substantial and carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. Individual site owners are required to review their sites on a monthly basis.
The following sites are included:
This statement does not cover the University of Oxford’s main website www.ox.ac.uk. Please refer to the accessibility statement for ox.ac.uk if your query concerns that site.
The University’s web estate consists of many related sub-sites with the ox.ac.uk domain, including various divisions and departments, museums and libraries and more. Accessibility statements for such sub-sites will be found locally on each site.
We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to our plan to fix known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are working with our suppliers to fix issues and think about future developments. We are also updating the ways in which we provide training and best practice to those working on our website.
This statement was prepared on 18 September 2019. It was last updated on 17th February 2020.