This accessibility statement applies to the University of Oxford, Centre for Perosnalised Medicine (CPM) website – https://cpm.well.ox.ac.uk/
The CPM is a partnership between the University of Oxford's Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG) and St Anne’s College, Oxford. It is a communication and engagement vehicle for students, academics, clinicians and the public to explore the benefits and challenges of Personalised Medicine, and the website aims to reflect this.
This website is run by the Centre for Personalised Medicine. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- via third party plug-ins users may be able to change fonts, colours and contrasts
- 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
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 is this website?
We are aware that some parts of the website are not fully accessible. These include:
- Not all images have a meaningful text alternative
- Video content does not have fully synchronised captions
- Some images include text as part of the image
- Some of the text does not have enough contrast against the background colour
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our ‘Known issues’ section for further details. An audit of the website is scheduled in for October 2020 with the changes being implemented from that audit by the end of 2020.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different accessible format, please contact the CPM team at:
We will consider your request and get back to you in 21 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, you can email us for assistance with directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think that we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
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 Centre of Personalised 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’ section, below.
- Across the site, webpages do not have a first level heading. This matters because headings facilitate page navigation for users of many assistive technologies. They also provide semantic and visual meaning and structure to the document. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 and 2.4.6. All webpages will have a first level heading by September 2021
- Alternative text for images is currently present, but needs to be updated so that it is more accurate and succinct. Alternative text presents the content or function of an image to screen reader users or in other situations where images cannot be seen or are unavailable. Additionally, an issue can arise is when nearby images have the same alternative text. When two images have the same alternative text, this often causes redundancy or indicates incorrect alternative text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. All images will have a meaningful text alternative by September 2021.
- Some images include text as part of the image, which is problematic as people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5. By September 2021, all images containing text will have a suitable text alternative to include the image text.
- There are a few contrast issues within website. This happens when there is a very low contrast between foreground and background colours. Namely, this is occurring when the text colour is pink on a blue background. This is a problem because adequate contrast is necessary for all users, especially users with low vision. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. We will address the contrast issues within the website by September 2021.
- ‘Read more’ tabs may not make sense out of context. This matters because links, which are often read out of context, should clearly describe the destination or function of the link. Ambiguous text, text that does not make sense out of context, and extraneous text (such as "click here") can cause confusion and should be avoided. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4. These tabs will be reviewed and rectified by September 2021.
- There are some missing form labels, when a form control does not have a corresponding label. The problem with this is that if a form control does not have a properly associated text label, the function or purpose of that form control may not be presented to screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 2.4.6 and 3.3.2. These forms will be reviewed and fixed by September 2021.
- There are a number of examples of redundant alternative text within the website. This is most predominant with the video titles. This is when the alternative text for an image is the same as nearby or adjacent text. Alternative text that is the same as nearby or adjacent text will be presented multiple times to screen readers or when images are unavailable. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. This will be reviewed and amended by September 2021.
- Within the website there are examples of suspicious alternative text. Alternative text is likely insufficient or contains extraneous information. This causes a problem because if the alternative text for an image does not provide the same content or information conveyed by the image, that content will not be available to screen reader users and when images are unavailable. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. This will be reviewed and amended by September 2021.
- Videos on the website do not have captions that are synchronised with the audio, which means that they are inaccessible to people who cannot hear. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2. New videos which are added to the website will include captions.
What we are doing to improve accessibility on our website
We strive to provide the best possible experience for all of our website visitors. To achieve this we will:
- Fix known issues
- Train website editors on accessibility
- Check all new content on the Centre for Personalised Medicine site for accessibility
- Carry out periodic accessibility audits
- Make sure our use of images meet accessibility standards when we publish new conten
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 18th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22nd September 2020.
This website was last tested on 17th Septmeber 2020. The test was carried out by the Centre for Personalised Medicine.
All pages of the website were tested.
The pages were manually checked using the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool