Accessibility roadmap

Known issues

PDF Documents

We have some PDFs on our website which are less than 2 years old. Some of these are not fully accessible.

We plan to work to make them accessible or to make accessible web pages which present the same content.

They fail on one or more of the following criteria:

WCAG A 1.1.1 Ensure PDFs are machine readable
WCAG A 1.3.1 Fix untagged PDFs
WCAG A 1.3.1 Specify headings for every PDF
WCAG A 3.1.1 Ensure PDFs specify a default language
WCAG A 2.4.2 Define a title for all PDFs
WCAG A 2.4.2 Improve weak PDF titles
WCAG AA 2.4.5 Ensure long PDFs use bookmarks to aid navigation

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).

The accessibility regulations do not 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 do not plan to fix old copies of the Alumni publication 'Christ Church Matters'.

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


Updated 27 September 2023