Accessibility Statement

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, Life and Mind Building website –


Our aims

This website is run by the Life and Mind Building Project 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. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:


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

  • Some text and images have low contrast levels

  • Most engineering and architectural drawings do not have a meaningful text alternative

  • Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context

  • Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative

  • There are instances of headings being used incorrectly, disrupting page hierarchy

  • Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.


Feedback and contact information 

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, need information on this website in a different format, or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, please email the Life and Mind Building Project Team.


Our websites' platform

Our websites are hosted on Oxford Mosaic, the University of Oxford’s Web Platform. Further information on how the platform meets accessibility requirements is available in the Oxford Mosaic Accessibility Statement.


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.

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


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 content for accessibility
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks


Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 12 December 2020. It was last reviewed on 12 December 2020.