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’.
This accessibility statement applies to the University of Oxford, Oxford Particle Imaging Centre (OPIC) website - https://www.opic.ox.ac.uk/
This website is run by the OPIC web team. 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 are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
- Links and text in highlighted boxes do not have enough contrast against the background colour.
- Not all images have a meaningful text alternative.
- Some pages use shape, size, colour, or location to communicate instructions or information
- Older Word and PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our ‘Known issues’ page for more details.
Feedback and Contact Information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the OPIC’s Web Team:
OPIC, University of Oxford Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BN
Old Road Campus
We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us 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, contact:
Old Road Campus
Other accessibility resources
If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages.
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
OPIC, University of 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-compliance and exemptions listed on our ‘Known Issues section’.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this we will:
- Fix known issues
- Check all new features in the Haiku Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available
- Train all content editors on accessibility
- Check all new content on the Nuffield Department of Medicine site for accessibility
- Carry out periodic accessibility checks
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020. It was last reviewed on 20th September 2020.
This website was last tested on 20th September 2020. The test was carried out by the OPIC Web team using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers and OPIC Web Team.
The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods: