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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to .

This website is run by Linacre College. 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 300% 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • Some of our headings do not follow the appropriate order

  • Some of our images do not have alt text

  • Some 3rd party services are not fully accessible

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us 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: .

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

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us [add link to contact details page].

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Linacre College 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Colour contrast

Some text on the site does not meet the required colour contrast level. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Text contrast) 

We intend to fix the colout contrast of all text as soon as possible. 

Alternative text

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by January 2022. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.


Some headings may appear out of sequential order on some pages, making it more difficult for assistive technologies to access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).

We plan to fix these as soon as possible. 

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of PDFs are not fully accessible. 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 [example of non-essential document].

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

Issues with text, including hyperlinks, descriptions, labels, web pages

Some link text doesn’t make sense when read on its own (for example, ‘Read more’) (WCAG 2.1 2.4.4 and 2.4.9)

Third party platforms

We often create content which is hosted on third party platforms. This includes:

  • content we create for social media

  • video which we host on YouTube, SoundCloud or Vimeo

We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2nd October 2020. It was last reviewed on 2nd October 2020.

This website was last tested on 2nd October 2020. The test was carried out by Agile Collective.

Agile Collective tested a sample of pages, as per the guidance on