Website Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to Jesus College’s website  Jesus College, Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the College community full access to information and activities offered publicly through the web.

Our Equality Policy outlines our commitment to a culture which ‘maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected’.

Our aims

In order to make sure that all of our website visitors can use our website, our pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as

  • Alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate.
  • All essential audiovisual information is captioned, described as necessary or provided in alternative formats.
  • Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools.
  • The website can be used with a screen reader.
  • Content is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately.


Making changes on your device or system


AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:


How accessible is this website?


We are aware that some parts of our website are not yet fully accessible. These include:

  • Some PDF documents aren’t yet fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some multimedia content doesn’t yet have captions or text description
  • You cannot always modify the line height or spacing of text

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.


Reporting accessibility problems on this website

If you have any questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of any of our webpages, please contact the Jesus College Communications Manager


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

Jesus College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. As part of this commitment, we are required to publish known issues with our website.

The website we cover (see ‘How we tested this website’) is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with documents, including Word files and PDFs

Some older documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so that they’re accessible to a screen reader (WCAG 2.1  4.1.2). We are currently reviewing these and will replace them with accessible alternatives as soon as possible.

Issues with video and audio

Not all video has captions, text or audio description (WCAG 2.1  1.2). Where we use embedded video on our site we may not always use captioning; where video is audio free, we may not always provide an alternative. We are working to provide audio and/or textual alternatives to these instances on our site.

Not all audio has captions or text description (WCAG 2.1  1.2). Where we use embedded audio on our site, we may not always provide an alternative. We are working to provide transcripts or other alternatives to these instances on our site.

Not all images currently have alt text descriptions but we are working to provide this information as soon as possible.

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

PDFs and other documents

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.

Live video

Live video streams are used minimally on our site; we do not plan to add captions to any live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to our plan to fix known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are working with our suppliers to fix issues and think about future developments. We are also updating the ways in which we provide training and best practice to those working on our website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26th May 2021.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested over a number of weeks leading up to 1 June 2021 by our web development company Alberon. We continue to review the site on a monthly basis to check new content.

We tested our main website, available at