Accessibility Statement

Wadham College is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives all visitors to its website full access to information that is publicly available there. Our Equalities Policy, to be read in conjunction with the Equalities Action Plan, sets out the aims and actions of the College in relation to the protected characteristics described in the Equality Act 2010.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. You should be able to zoom in up to 300T without the text spilling off the screen; navigate most of the website using just a keyboard; and listen to the website using a screen reader. We have 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 know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible.
  • Some older videos do not have captions.
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • We are working towards meeting WCAG 2.1 AA by including the following elements:
  • Appropriate alt text for all but decorative images.
  • Text to convey information where possible.
  • Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools.
  • Captions for all essential audio-visual information from July 2023.
  • The website can be used with a screen reader.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances detailed below. We are working to rectify the following instances of non-accessible content that we have identified on Wadham College’s website:

  • Ensure links explain their purpose: WCAG 2.0 A 2.4.4
  • Ensure all links are distinguished by more than just colour: WCAG 2.0 A 1.4.1
  • Ensure functionality is available to keyboard users WCAG 2.0 A 2.1.1
  • Check images have been correctly defined as decorative WCAG 2.0 A 1.1.1
  • Check that each page has an appropriate title WCAG 2.0 A 2.4.2
  • Avoid using the same link text for different destinations: WCAG 2.0 A 2.4.2
  • Check if text should be marked as a heading: WCAG 2.0 A 1.3.1
  • Ensure links explain they open in a new tab WCAG 2.0 AAA 3.2.5
  • Ensure users can pause or hide animated content: WCAG 2.0 A 2.2.2
  • Ensure pages with inactivity time limits do not cause data loss WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.2.5
  • Ensure lists are marked up correctly WCAG 2.2 A 4.1.1
  • Ensure alternative text is appropriate WCAG 2.0 A 1.1.1
  • Ensure form controls contrast sufficiently with their surroundings WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.11
  • Ensure text placed over images or gradients has sufficient contrast WCAG 2.0 AA 1.4.3
  • Ensure headings include text WCAG 2.0 A 1.3.1
  • Ensure users can control the visual presentation of text: WCAG 2.0 AAA 1.4.8
  • Ensure pages with interruptions can be postponed or suppressed by the user: WCAG 2.0 AAA 2.2.4
  • Aim for large interactive controls WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.5.5
  • Ensure links can be used by screen readers WCAG 2.0 A 4.1.2
  • Specify alternative text for appropriate images WCAG 2.0 A 1.1.1
  • Specific a title for all frames: WCAG 2.0 A 2.4.1
  • Ensure prerecorded media has a description WCAG 2.0 AA 1.2.5

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

Feedback and contact information

If you have difficulties accessing content or wish to discuss provision of an alternative format, please contact us.


Telephone: (0)1865 287458

Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN

Further information and contacts

We are committed to supporting students with disabilities. We work closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service to ensure we offer appropriate support both in working with individual students, and in shaping the broader culture, physical and academic. Everyone at Wadham is committed to creating a fair and positive environment. The College's two Disability Leads, who have strategic oversight of disability-related matters on behalf of the College, are the Domestic Bursar and the Senior Tutor.

Wadham College website, was tested in June 2023 using web accessibility evaluation tools and manual checks of a substantial sample of pages and content types. When issues are detected, they are investigated and remedied in house where possible. If this is not possible, the issue will be added to our accessibility action plan. We continue to review the site on a regular basis to check new content.

This statement was last updated in October 2023.