This statement covers websites that are hosted on the Departments Content Management System (CMS), managed centrally by the IT and Communications teams, but with individual subsites having their own content editors.
This statement covers the following websites:
The Department has a wide variety of individual research group, academic and other websites, which fall outside of the scope of this statement and should have their own accessibility statement.
In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use our website, these pages aim to meet the the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard.
This includes elements such as:
Guidance is available for editors and moderators of this site to help them maintain accessibility standards.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
We are working hard to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.
AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the University's Equality and Diversity pages.
If you’re looking for information on our building accessibility, please contact the relevant building reception.
This website was tested over a two week period, 27 July to 7 August 2020. The test was carried out by Deeson, an external digital agency.
Going forward, we will manually test new subsites before we make them live and continue to advise content owners on creating accessible content.
This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions.
Some of our PDFs that are not essential to providing our services were published before 23rd September 2018. We are implementing strategies to ensure that any new PDFs or documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
If you have trouble accessing these documents, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01865 273000
Our website uses online maps. Where there is a map, the information being displayed is provided in an alternative format on the same web page.
For example, on our contact us page we have a map to show users where our offices are located. If you cannot read the map, we also have our address listed and full contact information if you need help finding us.
Our website contains third-party content. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we make best endeavours to work with the third-party to improve its accessibility. This may include:
The Department of Engineering Science’s web estate consists of many related sub-sites with the eng.ox.ac.uk domain. Accessibility statements for such sub-sites should be found locally on each site. Please contact the website owner in the first instance with any queries you may have.
If you struggle to find information about a site's accessibility or are unable to make contact with the site owner, please get in touch with us (details in the next section, below).
If you have any other questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of any of our webpages, or would like to request information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, you can contact us by email email@example.com or by telephone 01865 273000.
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).
This statement was prepared on 31 July 2020. It was last updated on 23 September 2020. We will be carrying out further reviews of our accessibility statement as we improve our website accessibility.