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This accessibility statement applies to the website at
This website is run by the Oxford Brookes University. The University is in the process of developing a new website. Some sections of the website have been relaunched on the new system.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We have made the website text as simple as possible to understand and aim for a reading age of a 12 year old.
We use some technical or university terms where there is no easier wording we can use without changing what the text means.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know that some areas will need work to be fully accessible:
We've designed our content to be as accessible as possible but if you need content in a more accessible format please contact us by email
If you have any problems accessing content which isn't listed on this page or think that we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations then please email
firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint,
contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Oxford Brookes University are committed to making our websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with
The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 No.952.
This website is partially compliant with the
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
We are aware of the following issues on our site:
Most of the PDFs and Word documents that have been published before 23 September 2018 are non-compliant.
Some pages have form fields with no labels.
Some pages have colour contrast issues.
At present there are no accessibility problems that we consider to be a disproportionate burden.
Documents that were published before 23 September 2018 and are not essential to providing our services are exempt from the regulations. We plan to make any essential documents accessible or replace them with HTML pages by September 2020.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
We use SiteImprove to continually monitor and correct accessibility issues. We are currently in the process of developing a new website. As we migrate content to the new system, issues listed in this statement will be resolved.
We also conduct manual testing against known accessibility issues which are not able to be found through automated testing.
The university website consists of many related sub-sites: such as our student record system and our helpdesk application. Accessibility statements for such sub-sites can be found locally for each of these.
This statement was prepared on 19/08/2019 by the EU Directive on Accessibility for websites and applications Working Group (EDAWG) and then formally endorsed by the Quality and Learning Infrastructure Committee (QLIC).
This statement was published on 19 August 2019. This page was last updated on 14 May 2020.
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