Website Accessibility Statement for

This accessibility statement applies to

Statement preparation date: 30th November 2021.
Last testing date: currently in progress as of 30th November 2021.

Oxford Sparks is for everyone and strives to be an inclusive and accessible online resource for all.

This website has been built to comply with standards set by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Accessible functionality on our website

You should be able to do things like:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate pages and content using just a keyboard
  • Navigate pages and content using speech recognition software
  • Listen 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 working to improve the accessibility of our website. We know that some content is not yet fully accessible. In particular, we know that you may encounter:

  • Images with missing or unhelpful alternative text
  • iFrames without titles and videos/podcasts without closed captions or transcripts
  • Some of the text over images or video may not provide sufficient contrast
  • Some hyperlinks may not be in bold

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you would like to get in touch to ask or tell us anything regarding the accessibility of oxford, please email us*. 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 do get in touch – we welcome your feedback. We will aim to get back to you within 14 days.

*This is the email address of the Oxford Sparks team, who are responsible for receiving and addressing reports related to accessibility.

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

The MPLS Divisional Office, University of Oxford, can be reached on: +44 1865 282570. Oxford Sparks staff are currently working from home, so in person visits are not possible – apologies for any inconvenience. You can also get in touch via our Contact Page or email us:

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

Oxford Sparks is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Non-accessible content

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

  • To follow


Once our accessibility test is complete, we will state our compliance status, and highlight the areas that require improvement, or that are exempt (i.e. owing to disproportionate burden or because they are outside the scope of the accessibility requirements).