Accessibility statement

This statement applies to the official website of Wolfson College. 

What is on this page

Using this website

This website is run by Wolfson College, Oxford. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For examble, this means that you should be able to: 

  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate 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

We have also tried to make the website text easy to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is text here

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible: 

  • Most older PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. 
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and screen reader software—you can contact us using the details below to ask for alternative formats.
  • The online forms do not have an autofill function yet. 
  • The Twitter feed on our homepage is difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and screen reader software. Please follow us at @WolfsonCollege to see our tweets. 
  • Some of our older videos may not feature captions.
  • Some of our older images don't have an alt text.
  • On our older pages, some links are difficult to navigate using screen reader software. 
  • Live video streams do not have captions yet.
  • Some of the colours on the current site fail accessibility. Our new website, which is going live on 28 September, will have accessible colours. 

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, please contact us: 

  • Email:
  • Call: 01865 274100

We'll consider your request and aim to get back to you in two days. 

If you cannot view the map on our 'visit us' page, call or email us for directions

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. 

If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact the website team: 

  • Email: 
  • Call: 01865 274100

Enforcement Procedure

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impairment. Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Contact us: 

  • Email:
  • Call: 01865 274100

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Wolfson College, Oxford is committed to make its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partly compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with link text
Some link text doesn't make sense when read on its own (for example, 'learn more', 'read more'). We plan to fix the existing links by the end of September 2020. When we publish new content we will make sure link text meets accessibility standards.

Issues with documents, including Word files and PDFs
Many of our older PDFs, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents don't meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be marked up so they are accessible to a screen reader (WCAG 2.1 4.1.2).

The accessibility regulations don’t 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 don’t plan to fix older research reports.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Issues with images, video and audio
Some of our older videos may not feature captions, text or audio description (WCAG 2.1 1.2). 

Some of our videos are embedded from YouTube and may feature labelling from YouTube itself, which is incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive – you can visit our YouTube Channel [link] to see more of our videos.

Live video streams are used minimally on our site; we do not plan to add captions to any live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. 

Issues with interactive forms
Some of our interactive forms may be difficult to navigate using a keyboard of screen reader software.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 28 January 2020 by Olamalu.

When deciding on a sample of pages to test, we chose based on: 

  • Our most popular pages
  • Pages we had already been told about through feedback from people using the website
  • Pages that gave a good example of each one of our templates
  • Some pages including images, multimedia content and interactive elements
  • Some pages including webforms.

They tested our main website

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. 

The issues identified by Olamalu (above) are being resolved actively. 

Lessons learned from this report have been taken forward to our major redevelopment of the website which took place in September, with a new website going live on 28 September. 

We plan to test the website for accessibility again on 15 December 2020, to make sure all issues reported, also through informal channels, are being resolved and/or new content is accessible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14 September 2020. It was last updated on 21 September 2020.