The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
This accessibility statement applies to www.qeh.ox.ac.uk. The website is run by the Oxford Department of International Development.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- You cannot always navigate and operate all pages using a keyboard
- Some images are missing alt text and audio files do not have transcripts
- There are some issues with the use of colour to convey information, colour contrast and enlargement
- The purpose of every link is not clear from its link text
- The single webform does not meet all accessibility requirements
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email email@example.com
- call 01865 281800 and ask for the Communications Officer
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email the department’s Communications Officer on 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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Oxford Department of International Development is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Issues with navigation and operability
- You cannot always tell where you are when using a keyboard to move through a page (WCAG 2.1 2.1).
- Not all menus, links, buttons, and other controls can be operated by keyboard (WCAG 2.1 2.1).
- Not all content structure communicated visually is available to assistive technologies (WCAG 2.1 1.1.1).
- The purpose of every link is not clear from its link text (WCAG 2.1 2.4.4 and 2.4.9).
- Some content is not fully usable when text is enlarged (WCAG 2.1 1.4.4).
- Some text and graphical objects do not have sufficient colour contrast (WCAG 2.1 1.4.3).
- In a very small number of cases, colour is used as the only way to convey information (WCAG 2.1 1.4.1).
We will work with our developers to fix these issues.
Issues with images, video and audio
- Some images are missing alt text (WCAG 2.1 1.1.1). We will ensure alt text is added to all existing images and routinely added when new images are uploaded.
- Some audio files do not have transcripts (criterion WCAG 2.1 1.2). We will make audio transcripts available on request and a note to this effect has been added to the relevant webpages. Transcripts will be uploaded routinely with new audio.
- In a very small number of cases, content that moves cannot be stopped (WCAG 2.1 2.2.2). We will work with our developers to fix this.
Issues with forms
Our embedded Mailchimp form does not provide all necesary error messages or have autocomplete tokens (WCAG 2.1 1.3.5). It does not have the correct ARIA markup. We will explore with Mailchimp whether this can be improved.
We plan to address these non-compliances by 31 December 2020.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Issues with PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix the working papers in the ODID series. Accessible versions of these are available on request and a notice to that effect has been added to the relevant webpage.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards by 31 December 2020.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 16 September 2020. The test was carried out by Olamalu. We tested a sample of key page types, including the home page and study, event, research, publication, and people pages.
You can read the full accessibility test report here.