Accessibility statement

This website is run by the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre. 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 200% 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.

Get advice from AbilityNet about making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

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

This includes:

  • some older PDF files do not have an accessible structure
  • some menu items cannot be accessed with a keyboard 

Getting information in a different format

If you need information on this website in a different format, email disability@admin.cam.ac.uk.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email disability@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

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 Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) do not apply to the University of Cambridge. However, the University of Cambridge is committed to making its websites and mobile applications accessible and in this regard to complying voluntarily with the accessibility regulations. This accessibility statement is published in that context.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We plan to fix the following defects by December 2023.

Some menu items do not have an accessible name and role, and the state of the menu item is not communicated to assistive technologies. This means that screen reader users may not understand the purpose of every component in the menu, how to identify it, and what state it is in. This fails WCAG 2.1A criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value)

Some menu items cannot be accessed with a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1A criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard)

Disproportionate burden

It is not considered that any aspect of this website will fall into this category. Areas of non-compliance with the guidelines are detailed in other sections of this statement.

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

Not applicable.

How we tested this website

We have tested our site using Accessibility Insights which conducts automated and manual tests.

We are also having an external accessibility audit completed by independent organisation AbilityNet. This is currently in progress and we will update this page with the findings.

We tested our main website at www.disability.admin.cam.ac.uk 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

Once we have the results of the external accessibility tests, we’ll publish the results here and give a date when we plan to fix any defects.

If we add or change any page, we'll retest it and update this statement.

This statement was prepared on 26 September 2023.