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.
This site has been design to conform, in most cases, to the following guidelines
- XHTML 1.0 Transitional
- CSS level 2.1
- WAI level-AAA
Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.
All content images used include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move from consecutive link to link.
Background and foreground colours have been chosen with a high degree of contrast to maximise visibility. Colours are controlled within the stylesheet and therefore may be overridden by altering your browser settings.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Users should note that, although the site supports basic rendering for legacy browsers, accessibility features are optimised for users of Internet Explorer versions higher than 5 and Mozilla Firefox, and other browsers complying to the W3C standards.
Making changes to your operating system
- Advice from the BBC showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.
- Advice for Microsoft users
- Advice for Apple users
- Advice for Linux users
You may wish to consult the University's Web Accessibility Policy.