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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. 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’.

This accessibility statement applies to the STOIC Study website -

This website is run by the STOIC Study team. 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 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:

  • Links and text in highlighted boxes do not have enough contrast against the background color.
  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative.
  • Some images include text as part of the image.
  • Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context.
  • Video content captions contain a few minor mistakes.
  • Some video or animation content may contain content that flashes more than three times a second
  • When CSS styling is removed from some pages, the content may not be in logical order
  • When CSS styling is removed from some pages, dynamic content may lose some of the functionality
  • PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some of sites are empty or misleading (e.g. empty sites: Cookies, Contact us).
  • Contact site (at the right top corner) has a form that does not send messages to our email address.
  • Some buttons does not have meaningful text.

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

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the STOIC Study 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 NDM Equality and Diversity pages

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

The STOIC Study Team, Nuffield Department of Medicine, 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.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA 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
  • Check all new features in the Haiku Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Check all new content on the STOIC site for accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 18 September 2020. The test was carried out by the STOIC study Team. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers and the Nuffield Department of Medicine Web Team.

The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods:


  • Checked against WCAG 2.1 guidelines, with a focus on the items in the’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.  
  • Viewed on a small screen 

Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool