Accessibility statement for the Christ Church website

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some of our images do not have Alt tags
  • Video generally does not yet have captions
  • Some form inputs are not labelled correctly
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

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: webmaster@chch.ox.ac.uk

If you cannot find sufficient information on our ‘find us’ page, call +44 (0)1865 276150 or email us at porters@chch.ox.ac.uk 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: webmaster@chch.ox.ac.uk

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).

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 are working 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. By 31 March 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace 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

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 5 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 accesibility roadmap.

We test up to 1,500 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.

We tested:

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 17 September 2020. It was last updated on 17 September 2020.