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Accessibility Statement

This website is run by the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. We 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 300% 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.


We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible

  • PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software 
  • Some images lack alternative text
  • clickable controls should be keyboard accessible
  • clickable controls should have ARIA role
  • some links are not underlined
  • A Border style on an element may make it difficult to see the dotted link focus outline


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

email webmaster@rsa.ox.ac.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.


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 email webmaster@rsa.ox.ac.uk or alternatively contact out main office at 74 High Street. 


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

The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.


Non-accessible content

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


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images may not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by December 2020.
When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.


Disproportionate burden

Content is currently being assesed


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

PDFs and other documents.

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing information to visitors.
By Jan 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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.


Live video

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


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Setting up a regular testing process to check that content is always accessible by September 2020

Training our staff to produce fully accessible content that is readable and understandable.

Provide text alternatives for all non-text content on this site by Jan 2021

Make all content availiable from a keyboard on this site by Jan 2021

Fix all Level A and AA errors by Jan 2021

WCAG 2.0 guidelines are categorized into three levels of conformance in order to meet the needs of different groups and different situations: A (lowest), AA (mid range), and AAA (highest). ... For example, by conforming to AA, a Web page meets both the A and AA conformance levels.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 16th September 2020.
The test was carried out by PowerMapper and in-house.

We used the following approach when deciding on a sample of pages to test:
We used a selection of sample pages for the test based on the most visited pages and pages that contain information that we think is the most important to our visitors.

We will publish the full accessibility test report here by October 2020

last edited: September 16th 2020