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.
Our Equality Policy outlines our 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’.
The Ethics in AI Institute website is run by the Institute for Ethics in AI associated with the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this site, therefore you can:
- 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 the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of NVDA and VoiceOver)
- option to disable moving content on the home page and the footers
- toggle subtitles on/off on video streams
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
How accessible this website is
We are working to update some parts of the website that need improvement because:
- when using a screen reader, the skip to the main content is located at the bottom of the page rather than the top
- on the contact page, hidden fields are shown below the Captcha field
- on the latest news page the sort order button makes no sense with CSS disabled
- on the news page pagination controls make less sense
Reporting issues with website accessibility
If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility on any of our webpages, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. If you wish to escalate concerns, please contact 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 University of Oxford Equality and Diversity pages.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
A Digital Accessibility Working Group has been established to oversee the University’s implementation of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines. The group is working to provide clear guidance, recommendations, expertise and experiential knowledge to departments and colleges who will be adopting inclusive digital practices to meet the requirements of the accessibility regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 7 October 2021. It was last reviewed on that date.