Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Green Templeton College website (this website).

This website is run by Green Templeton College and built by XIST2. This statement was prepared by Green Templeton College with support from XIST2, following an audit by AbilityNet . We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and are working towards bringing it in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (2.1) Level AA (WCAG).

For example, you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

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.

Our Equality and Diversity page contains further information about Green Templeton’s commitment to providing an inclusive environment.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, for example:

  • not all images have the appropriate alt tags
  • our existing PDF, Word and Excel documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some elements on the website do not have sufficient colour contrast, such as the gold text on blue background and the ‘what’s on’ text on the homepage

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email communications@gtc.ox.ac.uk
  • call +44 (0)1865 2 74787
  • write to Communications, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HG

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page or access our directions on how to find Green Templeton College by car, coach, rail or air , call +44 (0)1865 274770 or email lodge@gtc.ox.ac.uk for directions.

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 communications@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website 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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you require extra assistance when you contact us by phone or visit us in person, please let us know. A wide range of individual adjustments and support is available. Visit our Welfare and Disability webpage for further information or contact the Lodge by calling +44 (0)1865 274770 or emailing lodge@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

We have an audio induction loop in our Lecture Theatre.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Green Templeton College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to the following non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are working to remedy specific instances of non-accessible content that we have identified.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDF, Word and Excel documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. We are, however, working towards replacing PDFs or other documents with accessible webpages where we can.

Issues with video and audio

Not all pre-recorded video and audio files on this website have an audio description (1.2). All pre-recorded audio and video media published before 23 September 2020 was exempt from the scope of the accessibility regulations. Any new pre-recorded video and audio files will aim to meet accessibility standards. We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Third party platforms

We often create content which is hosted on third party platforms. This includes:

  • content we create for social media
  • video and audio which we host through YouTube or Soundcloud
  • forms created through Wufoo or Mailchimp

We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility standards, however we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We are working with our developers XIST2 to address the non-compliant elements of our website (listed above). In April 2021, we completed work on several accessibility issues identified as ‘high priority’ by AbilityNet during a January 2021 audit. We continue to work with our developers to tackle the known instances of non-accessible content that have been identified. All new content published will aim to meet the accessibility criteria. Our aim is to make this website fully accessible and continue to work within our college to provide training and guidance on best practices for digital accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was last reviewed on 23 September 2021. This website was last tested in January 2021 by AbilityNet. A sample of different pages with different templates and content from across the website were tested to ensure a rounded audit.