Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to, a website run by Oxford University Innovation. 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

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 know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some images do not have an alternative text description
  • User interaction with the site cannot be completely achieved using a keyboard
  • Focus indicators are not always present or clear
  • Some links do not have discernible text

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 please email us at

We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you in 10 business days.

If you cannot view the maps on our ‘contact us’ page, email us at

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 us at

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our office is currently closed to external visitors as we operate a COVID-safe environment.
Most of OUI’s staff work from home.

OUI’s switchboard number is +44 (0)1865 280830.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Oxford University Innovation 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the 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

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images as and when pages are updated. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Navigation and accessing information
Menus cannot be tabbed to sub levels with a keyboard, so keyboard-only users cannot access some content. We plan to fix this by September 2021.

Not all links have discernible text. We plan to fix this as and when pages are updated, with the majority of high-traffic pages compliant by September 2021.

It’s not always clear where the focus is when tabbing through parts of the site. We plan to fix this by September 2021.

We will improve the site as content is added and updated, and will make another assessment when a significant number of non-compliances have been addressed, likely to be in one year.

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

PDFs and other documents
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.

We aim to ensure that any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Video content

We do not plan to add captions to pre-recorded video published before 23 September 2020 because this is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22nd September 2020.

This website was last tested on 21st August 2020. The test was carried out by Torpedo Group Ltd.

We selected a sample of pages to test that are representative of all parts of the website, and the most-used templates were included.

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