This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Environmental Change Institute, 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)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (opens in a new tab) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • The publications section filter has missing fieldsets which may be confusing for a screen reader.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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, contact: Stephanie Ferguson

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) (opens in a new tab).

Contacting us

Please contact for general enquiries.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Environmental Change Institute, 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (opens in a new tab) A standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

The site largely achieves WCAG 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The publications page includes a filter facility which does not conform to guidance on non-sequential headings (AA) (2.4.6, opens in a new tab), redundant title text (A) (3.3.2, opens in a new tab), missing fieldsets (A) (4.1.2, opens in a new tab). The filter is created using an additional plugin which means we do not have control over the code. The alerts have been pointed out to the plugin developer and will hopefully be amended when the plugin is next updated.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our older PDFs are not currently accessible, mainly those created in Word. Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards. Links to file types that could be difficult for users of assistive technology will be clearly marked as such.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 March 2023. It was last reviewed on 14 December 2021.

This website was last tested on 15 March 2023. The test was carried out by our website manager, Hannah Harris and our designer, Stephanie Ferguson.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. You can read the full accessibility test report (8 pages, 306 KB. Opens in a new tab).

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