This accessibility statement applies to the St Antony’s College website: www.sant.ox.ac.uk. This website is run by the college.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website.
These pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:
- Alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
- All essential audiovisual information is captioned, described as necessary or provided in alternative formats
- Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
- The website can be used with a screen reader
- Content is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately
- Guidance is available for editors and moderators of this site to help them maintain accessibility standards.
Making changes to your device or system
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some of our older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- some of our images do not contain a text based alternative
- it is not currently possible to navigate our interactive tour with keyboard only navigation
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, please contact: email@example.com.
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
We are committed to making our website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website launched on 15 December 2023. We plan to review the accessibility in the next month to continue to identify and improve the accessibility of the site.
Issues with our 360 Interactive tour
It is not currently possible to navigate with keyboard only navigation (2.1.1 (keyboard)). We are working with our developer to find a solution to this.
Issues with documents, including Word files and PDFs
Some older documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so that they’re accessible to a screen reader (WCAG 2.1 4.1.2). We are currently reviewing these and will replace them with accessible alternatives. .
Issues with video and audio
Not all video has captions, text or audio description (WCAG 2.1 1.2). Where we use embedded video on our site we may not always use captioning. We are working to provide alternatives to these instances on our site.
Not all audio has captions or text description (WCAG 2.1 1.2). Where we use embedded audio on our site, we may not always provide an alternative. We are working to provide transcripts or other alternatives to these instances on our site.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are currently essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.
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.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Some of our videos are not audio described. This makes it difficult for people who are visually impaired to access all the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.5 (Audio description (Prerecorded).
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix Prerecorded time-based media published before Septemeber 2020. However, we will endeavour to provide transcripts of some of the key videos on the site.
Any new videos we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Third party platforms
We often create content which is hosted on third party platforms. This includes:
- content we create for social media channels
- video and audio which we host on YouTube and SoundCloud
- publications on Shorthand
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 in December 2023.
This website was last tested over a number of weeks leading up to 15 December 2023 on a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. We continue to review the site on a monthly basis to check new content. We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test as per the guidance on gov.uk.