Oxford University Press is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website.
Many websites contain significant barriers to access by not considering disabled users in the design phase. The Oxford Education site has followed a number of key guidelines, particularly the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to ensure that this website is accessible as possible. Use has also been made of techniques to help users of assistive and adaptive technology, with our aim being to provide one version of the site which everyone should be able to use. Features to help in this aim include:
This Oxford Education website is intended to meet at least level 2 (AA) of the W3C's Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidlines. For more information about the WAI Guidelines please see: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (external website).
We have also aimed to make all our pages validate as XHTML 1.0, transitional DTD, as specificed at http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/. They should also comply with CSS 2, as specified at http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-CSS2-19980512/.
By meeting these standards we hope to make our site as inclusive as possible, and also to comply with UK legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) as amended by the Special Education Needs and Disability Act (2001), which states that it is an offence to discriminate against a disabled person by treating him or her less favourably than others for a reason relating to their disability.
For further details and assistance with other aspects of using this site, please see our website help page. This will assist you with activities such as searching on the site, adjusting text size and printing pages and other resources. We intend to continue improving our accessibility, so if you have any difficulty accessing this site and require further help, or if you have any suggestions to help improve our accessibility, please use our feedback form.
Whilst we have made our best efforts to make our website as accessible as possible, if you encounter any difficulties when using the Oxford Education website please complete our online contact form. The accessibility feedback we receive through this form will help us to improve our site and plan future development work. We are always open to suggestions on how we might improve the accessibility of our site, so please pass on any thoughts or comments to us.