To help achieve our objective of excellence in research, scholarship and education and as part of our commitment to serving our customers and users, Oxford University Press is striving to make its products accessible to and inclusive of all our users, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive, or motor impairments.
In line with these goals, we follow the general principles of web usability and universal design and, where feasible, endeavour to make Oxford Reading Buddy accessible to all regardless of physical or cognitive impairment or the device used. We are currently targeting adherence to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), in order to help our users take full advantage of the accessibility features provided by their chosen device, web browser or operating system.
A programme of improvement
Oxford Education complies with applicable law relating to accessibility (including with the obligations under The Equality Act 2010).
We are however making ongoing improvements, and to accomplish these, we have a committed investment and development programme to deliver improved accessibility compliance over the coming months and beyond.
Areas currently identified for improvement include:
- Improving colour contrast in the Teacher areas of the site
- Provide improved labels and groupings for radio buttons in quizzes
- Improve the way some elements on the page are read by a screen reader
Since commencing this programme we have delivered the following improvements:
- Introduced the ability to turn off Buddy animations that distract some users
- Improved the ability to navigate the site when using Tab
- Improved the colour contrast
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please provide your name and email address. If you cannot view the information on our ‘contact us’ page, please call +44 (0)1536 452 610 or email us at [email protected] for assistance.
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, please contact [email protected].
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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).