Accessibility statement for COMBAT website
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 COMBAT website – www.combat.ox.ac.uk.
This website is run by the COMBAT Data Management Team, University of Oxford. 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.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Some images include text as part of the image
- Some text and images have low contrast levels
- Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context
- Some links to external sites open in a new browser window and some open in the same browser window
- You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
We are working to address issues where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our Known Issues page for more details.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the COMBAT Data Management Team;
Room 5804, Level 5
John Radcliffe Hospital
We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.
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:
Room 5804, Level 5
John Radcliffe Hospital
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).
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.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The University of Oxford 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-compliance and exemptions listed below.
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 features in the Haiku Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available.
- Check all new content on the Diversity Projects site for accessibility before it is published.
- Train all content editors on accessibility.
- Carry out periodic accessibility checks.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 11 May 2021. It was last reviewed on 11 May 2021.
This website was last tested in May 2021. The test was carried out by the Research Facilitator for Immunology and included a carefully selected sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers and the Medical Sciences Division Web Team.
The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods:
- Checked against WCAG 2.1 guidelines, with a focus on the items in the Gov.uk’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.
- Viewed without style sheets
- Viewed on a small screen
- Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool