How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, for example some third-party provided form inputs are not labelled correctly.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
If you have difficulties accessing content or wish to discuss provision of an alternative format, please contact the webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot find sufficient information on our ‘find us’ page, call +44 (0)1865 276150 or email us at email@example.com for directions.
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, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Find out how to contact us at https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/contacts.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Christ Church 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-compliances detailed.
Non accessible content
We will work to tackle specific instances of non-accessible content that we have identified.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. We are in the process of replacing them with accessible HTML pages.
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 editions of the Christ Church Library Newsletter.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Live video streams do not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions - live).
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
How we tested this website
This website is tested every 7 days. The test is carried out by Silktide monitoring software (www.silktide.com) and the results are reviewed in house. Where new issues are detected, these are investigated in house and if an immediate remedy is not possible, the details are added to this statement, and the detected issue is added to our accessibility roadmap.
We test up to 2,500 pages on our site in each report, the pages not regularly tested consist of static content which is not added to or updated other than to make text corrections.
- our main website platform, available at https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.
This statement was prepared on 24 July 2023. It was last updated on 27 September 2023.