Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the whole website: This website is run by St. Edmund Hall MCR. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. Some examples are:

  • Many old Word documents and forms have not been made to meet accessibility standards
  • Some elements on the website do not have sufficient colour contrast
  • Older Journal articles contain images and graphs that do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact


We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements contact the email listed above.

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

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

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason.  These are the problems known to us based on testing a sample of the website and the list might not be full.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Not all decorative images are marked as such. In addition, some images include text or graphical information, which is not accessible to people using a screen reader. These fail criterion A 1.1.1., AA 1.4.3, AA 1.4.5, AAA 1.4.6.

There isn’t a well-defined order on the heading elements and their meaning. Some things that look like headings visually aren’t coded as headings. This fails criterion A 1.3.1, A 2.4.1, AAA 2.4.10

HTML5 and WAI-ARIA landmarks have not been applied appropriately. Local link occurs but the destination does not exist.  These points fail criterion A 1.3.1

The site sometimes uses colour as the only visual means for conveying meaning. Some links are not contrasted by colour, however underlying is present when pointing with the mouse to the link. Colour contrast is insufficient in other parts of the website, too. These fail criterion A 1.4.1, AA 1.4.3, AAA 1.4.6.

No option to skip repeated content. This fails criterion A 2.4.1.

Link text used for multiple different destinations and link text not making sense when read on its own (‘read more…’,’View full article’). This fails criterion A 2.4.1, 2.4.4, AAA 2.4.9. Some image links are missing an alternatice test stating the purpose of the link. This fails criterion A 2.4.4.

We are working on these issues and aim to fix a majority of them until January 2021.

Disproportionate burden

No such issues have been identified.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 13th of September 2020. It was last reviewed on the 13th of September 2020.

This website was last tested on 13th of September 2020. The test was carried out internally.

We tested all pages directly accessible from the top header on the home web-page. We further tested all links directly accessible from ‘About’, ‘Facilities’, ’Graduate Life’ and ‘Welfare’ links on the home page top header.