This website is run by St Peter’s College, Oxford. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and we are working towards bringing it in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard (WCAG).
Our website currently allows users to:
- increase padding between paragraphs
- increase line height to 1.6
- increase letter spacing to 0.12 times font size and word spacing to 0.16 times font size
- change menu so that it can be accessed effectively using the keyboard
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
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 is this website?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- most older PDF and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format (such as large print), please contact our Website Editor:
call +44 (0)1865 278958
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 days. If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please contact us to ask for directions.
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 contact our Website Editor.
call +44 (0)1865 278900
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
St Peter’s College, Oxford, 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 listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Webforms do not meet accessibility standards as they do not use autocomplete tokens, do not provide a summary of multiple errors and may not use the correct ARIA markup. This does not meet WCAG 1.3.5, 3.3.1 and 3.3.2.
- We use webforms for submitting library book requests, requesting transcripts and letters, and updating details. These can be done in alternative ways, such as via email to the relevant office.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
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 PDF of our Royal Charter (https://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/inline-files/SPC_Royal_Charter.pdf).
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 2 July 2019. The test was carried out by Olamalu.
- our main website platform, available at https://www.spc.ox.ac.uk
- a content page, available at https://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/official-information
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
This statement was prepared on 20 May 2020. It was last updated on 20 May 2020.