Accessibility Statement

Information in alternative formats

We offer alternative formats for pages on this website. To request an alternative format please contact the webmaster. Provision will normally be within 15 working days of acknowledgement. We normally offer the following alternative formats:

  • Large Print
  • Audio (CD)

How these alternatives are produced

Large Print can be produced easily by increasing the magnification of the pages and printing.

Audio (CD) can be produced by the Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU) who are part of the Oxford University Library Service (OULS). Please contact aracu@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Making changes to your operating system


A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.

Our conformance claim for this site

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. All pages should validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. The templates use Cascading Style Sheets. These pages meet the checkpoints of the Web Accessibility Initiative's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, as specified by the University of Oxford Web Accessibility Policy to Level-AA standards, and most pages on this website conform to the AAA standard.

The University is currently re-evaluating the accessibility of this website with regards to WCAG 2.0.