Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for

This website is run by Brasenose College, Oxford University. The College 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)

How accessible this website is:

While the site overwhelmingly conforms to the required accessibility standards, some parts of this website may not be fully accessible as new content is added:

  • PDFs and other downloads may not be accessible.
  • Maps and any third-party embedded content may not be accessible.
  • Some links may not have adequate link text.
  • Some images may be missing alt text.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact the College using any of the options below:

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 01865 277513

Post: Brasenose IT Department, Radcliffe Square, Oxford, OX1 4AJ

The team will review all requests and get back to you within 3 business days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The College is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think the College is not meeting your accessibility requirements, please contact: 

College IT Team: [email protected]

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

For anyone with severe hearing difficulties we strongly recommend using the free British Telecom (BT) Text Relay phone service when contacting us. Details can be found here: 

If you are visiting College and would benefit from either an audio induction loop service or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, this can be arranged in advance if you contact the individual or organiser of the event you are coming to. 

General Contacts Page:

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Brasenose 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standards. 

Non accessible content

As content is uploaded, some images may occasionally be uploaded without suitable alt text, while some links may occasionally be added without suitable text or title attributes. These would fail WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 and 2.4.4 respectively.

The College will be carrying out regular audits to detect these issues and will be fixing them as they are identified. This will be an ongoing process as new content is updated.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in January 2021. 

The College tested a sample of 26 most-used pages (identified using Google Analytics data from 23-03-2019 to 23-03-2020).

For any elements that fail WCAG 2.1 AA colour contrast requirements, the College has implemented a button which, when activated, changes the colours of the website’s text and background to yellow and black respectively. This button can be found above the website’s navigation and has a title text of “Enable high contrast settings to help with visual impairments”.

Please note that the website will fail certain colour contrast tests unless the high contrast button is activated.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The College is starting a process to ensure all uploaded documents (e.g. PDFs) on the website are fully navigable by immersive reading. The College will also be conducting periodical accessibility reviews to ensure that the website remains accessible in the future.

This statement was prepared on 10th March 2021.