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Accessibility Statement

Feedback and reporting accessibility problems with this website

This accessibility statement applies to the website at

This website is run by the Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% with text being visible on the screen and most images will scale without loss of resolution
  • navigate this website with a keyboard and speech recognition software
  • read most of the website using a screen reader or devices without a screen, like a braille computer
  • skip links to the main content of a page with a keyboard

How accessible this website is:

We know that some areas will need work to be fully accessible:

  • Most older PDFs are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Embedded third-party widgets do not meet accessibility standards
  • Images may not have appropriate alt descriptions
  • Live video streams may not have captions

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have any problems accessing content which isn't listed on this page or think that we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations then please email to let us know. We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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 Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University is committed to making our website and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 No.952.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

We are aware of the following issues on our site:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Video, audio and images

  • Not all images have appropriate alternative text.
  • Some images may contain pictures of text.
  • There is no mechanism to pause or stop scrolling content.

Text and content

  • Some tables do not have the correct mark-up for headers.
  • Some pages don’t have a top-level heading, have empty headings or heading order is not correct.


Most of the PDFs and Word documents that have been published before 23 September 2018 are non-compliant.


  • Not all link text makes sense when read on its own (for example 'click here').
  • Some pages have multiple links with the same link text but different destinations on one page.


Some pages have form fields with no labels.

Colour contrast

Some pages have colour contrast issues.

Disproportionate burden

At present there are no accessibility problems that we consider to be a disproportionate burden.

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

Older PDFs and other documents

Documents that were published before 23 September 2018 and are not essential to providing our services are exempt from the regulations.

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

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Last update

This statement was published on 1st February 2021