The University of Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the University community full access to University information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web.
This accessibility statement applies to Oxford University Museum of Natural History website – www.oumnh.ox.ac.uk.
This website is run by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Digital Team. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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
We’ve also 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 are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
Not all images have a meaningful text alternative
Some audio and video content is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative
Some video content does not have fully synchronised captions
Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative
Older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
Some pages do not have consistent headings
Interactives may not be accessible
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our ‘Known issues’ page for more details.
Feedback and Contact Information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Oxford University Museum of Natural History communications and web team:
We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 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:
Other accessibility resources
If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages.
If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map.
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
Oxford University Museum of Natural History is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies accessibility regulations.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 standard, due to the non-compliance and exemptions listed on our ‘Known Issues page’.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this we will:
Fix known issues
Report any issues with the Mosaic CMS (Content Management System)
Check all new content for accessibility
Train all content editors on accessibility
Carry out periodic accessibility checks
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 15 September 2020.
The test was carried out by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Digital Team using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the University of Oxford IT Services.
The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods: