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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, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics website – https://www.dpag.ox.ac.uk.

Our Aims 

This website is run by the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) Digital Media and Communications team. 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 also endeavour to make 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:

  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative
  • Some images include text as part of the image
  • Not all page titles are unique or clearly indicate the page’s topic or purpose, for example, some pages with a similar function have the same title but relate to different subjects and are found in different sections
  • 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
  • Some video content does not have synchronised captions or subtitles
  • Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative
  • Limited video content may contain content that flashes more than three times a second
  • When CSS styling is removed from some pages, the content may not be in logical order
  • Some pages rely on visual formats such as graphs, flowcharts or videos only to communicate instructions or information
  • PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • While content is fully usable and scaled correctly when text is enlarged up to 200%, some images appear lower resolution
  • Navigation is not always consistent, with certain pages displaying with or without a side navigation menu and/or are navigable from two separate or unrelated sections.

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 contact the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) Digital Media and Communications team: 

Email: communications@dpag.ox.ac.uk 

Post: 

Digital Media and Communications Team 

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics

Sherrington Building 

Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3PT

For feedback sent via email, we will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days. Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Digital Media and Communications team are working remotely, so responses to postal enquiries may take up to 21 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:  

Digital Media and Communications Team 

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics

Sherrington Building 

Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3PT

Email: communications@dpag.ox.ac.uk 

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.  

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)

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, 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 on our ‘Known Issues' page.

Disproportionate burden

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.

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 for accessibility
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21 September 2020.

This website was last tested in August 2020. The test was carried out by the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) Digital Media and Communications team using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers, the Medical Sciences Division Web Team and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) Digital Media and Communications team.

The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods:

see accessibility known issues