Accessibility Statement: Graduate Application Form

This website is run by Oxford University. 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, and line spacing
  • Navigate the website using the keyboard

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 is this website?

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

  • Date picker buttons and some error messages are not read by screen readers.
  • On some pages zooming in will cause text spillage off the screen.
  • The graduate application form PDF is not accessible to a screen reader.

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.

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

Oxford University is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance issues listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

When zooming in on the page some content does not magnify with reflow (WCAG: 1.4.10)

Date picker buttons do not have a field label and are not read by screen reader (WCAG: 1.3.1 & 4.1.2)

The Graduate Application form PDF has not been structured so it’s accessible to a screen reader. (WCAG: 4.1.2)

Some error messages are not read by screen readers. (WCAG: 1.4.1 and 1.3.1)

Disproportionate burden

At this time we make no claims of disproportionate burden.  

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations

At this time we believe all content is in scope.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to implementing fixes for the issues identified, we are working in several other ways:

  • we have asked AbilityNet to perform an accessibility audit of the graduate application form
  • we plan to train members of student systems in how make accessible content
  • we are revising our software development workflow to ensure that new functionality is designed, developed and tested with accessibility in mind

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 6th October 2020. It was last reviewed on 28th October 2021.

This website was last tested on the 25th October 2021. The test was carried out by members of the Student Systems team.