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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 University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology website – www.psy.ox.ac.uk.

Our Aims

This website is run by Department of Experimental Psychology 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 200% 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:

  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative
  • Some images include text as part of the image
  • Not all page titles are unique or clearly indicate the page’s topic or purpose
  • Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context
  • Some links to external sites open in a new browser window and some open in the same browser window
  • Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative
  • Some text and images have low contrast levels
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • When CSS styling is removed from some pages, the content may not be in logical order
  • Not all pages automatically resize content to display in a single column with no horizontal or vertical scrolling
  • Some pages use shape, size, colour, or location to communicate instructions or information
  • Older 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 email the Departmental of Experimental Psychology Web Team or write to us at:

Web Team, Department of Experimental Psychology, Anna Watts Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.

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 email the Departmental of Experimental Psychology Web Team or write to us at:

Web Team, Department of Experimental Psychology, Anna Watts Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Other accessibility resources

If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the University of Oxford's Equality and Diversity pages

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the University of Oxford's Access Guide or the University’s interactive map.

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’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

The Department of Experimental Psychology, 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 page’.

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
  • Check all new content for accessibility
  • Train all content editors on accessibility by September 2021
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 18 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the developers and the University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Division Web Team.

The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods:

  • Checked against WCAG 2.1 guidelines, with a focus on the items in the Gov.uk’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.  
  • Viewed without style sheets 
  • Viewed on a small screen 
  • Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool