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Accessibility Statement for Co-Space Study 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 University of Oxford, Co-Space Study website  –

Our aims

This website is run by Co-Space Study team and supported by the website developer The National Elf Service. 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 are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:

  • Some images include text as part of the image
  • Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative
  • Very low contrast between text and background colours

We are working to address areas 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 email the Co-Space Study team at

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

Reporting accessibility problems

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, please email the Co-Space Study team at

Other accessibility resources

If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the University of Oxford’s Equality and Diversity pages.

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map.

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).


The Co-Space Study team at 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.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance and exemptions listed on our ‘Known Issues page.


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 WordPress, which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available
  • Check all new content for accessibility
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks


This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the Co-Space Study Team & Web developer team The National Elf Service using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types.

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’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.
  • Viewed on a small screen
  • Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

You can read the full accessibility report here.

Accessibility Known Issues

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



Not all video that includes important visual information has an audio description that describes the visual content of the video, making this inaccessible to people who can’t see. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.5.

  • All video with audio content will have audio description that describes the visual content of the video by September 2021


Some images include text as part of the image, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5.

  • By September 2021, all images containing text will have a suitable text alternative to include the image text



Some elements have low contrast levels (e.g. the white font used against the dark green background), which can result in text being difficult to read, especially for people with low vision, poor eyesight or colour blindness. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3.

  • We are working with our developers to implement a fix for this issue over the coming months


We do not consider any of the accessibility issues to be a disproportionate burden and aim to make the site fully compliant by September 2021.


This site has pre-recorded audio and video content that was published before 23 September 2020, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations as it does not contain instructional content.


This site contains archived content, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations. The archived content is all internal announcements and external news stories published prior to 23 September 2020, but which have not since been updated.