This website is managed and maintained by the University's Alumni Office, and runs on Oxford Mosaic, the University of Oxford’s web platform. Information regarding the accessibility features common to platform sites can be found in the Oxford Mosaic Accessibility Statement.
The University's commitment
The University of Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the University community full access to University information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web.
Its Equality Policy outlines a 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.
How accessible our websites are
We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
- some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
- some multimedia content may not yet have audio or text description
- some images and tables may lack meaningful text alternatives and descriptions
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- some content may not be written in plain English
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.
Making changes to your device or system
AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
Reporting issues with website accessibility
If you have any other questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of any of our webpages, please contact the webmaster via email@example.com.
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).
Other accessibility resources
If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the Equality and Diversity pages.
If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
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, and will provide training and information on best practice to those working on our website.
This statement was prepared on 4 September 2020.