Accessibility Statement

This site uses the Open Source Content Management System Plone and is designed to comply with Priority 2 (AA conformance) of the accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

In particular the website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • The site is designed using standards compliant XHTML 1.0 in order to work across as wide a range of user agents (e.g. browsers, screen readers, search engine crawlers, mobile phones etc) as possible. This also serves to future-proof the site, increasing its chances to work well on up and coming devices.
  • The site is designed to work optimally on screen resolutions of 1024 x 768 pixels and above.
  • The site has been fully tested on the following browser/operating system combinations (and should work perfectly on higher browser versions):
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 & 9 (Windows)
    • Mozilla Firefox 3, 4 (Windows + Linux)
    • Google Chrome 11 (Windows + Linux)
    • Netscape 7.2, 8.0 (Windows)
    • Opera 9, 10, 11 (Windows + Linux)
    • Safari (Macintosh + Windows)
    • Safari (IPhone + IPad)
  • All visual layout is abstracted to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This means that the site will degrade gracefully to standard HTML on old, non-standards compliant browsers. It also means that users are free to switch off the site's CSS and use their own custom style sheets in order to best view the page.
  • All pages contain a search bar in addition to a link to a sitemap in order to aid user navigation.
  • All pages contain a breadcrumb trail in order to help preserve the user's sense of location within the website.
  • The site uses Adobe PDF documents in some places. These are used only where the information is considered extra to normal requirements, and where the information is more suited to printing for later reading. In order to view these files we recommend downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader®.
  • The colours used on the site are designed for good contrast. In addition, no information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
  • The site uses relative font sizes allowing users to freely increase the text size to aid viewing. View your browser settings to learn how to modify the text size.

If you encounter any problems using the site, or have views regarding the site's accessibility then please contact the Webmaster. You are also free to consult the Oxford University Web Accessibility Standard.