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Accessibility Statement for the Radcliffe Department of Medicine website


This statement applies to the University of Oxford’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine’s primary website (, as well as websites nested within it.

The University of Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the University community full access to University information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web. The University of Oxford Equality Policy outlines our commitment to a culture which ‘maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected’. 

This accessibility statement applies to University of Oxford, Radcliffe Department of Medicine website –  


Our Aims 

The RDM website is run by the RDM Strategic team and other members of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, with individual members of the department maintaining their own personal profiles and research group pages on the website.


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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 

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 are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include: 

  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative 
  • Some images include text as part of the image 
  • Not all page titles are unique or clearly indicate the page’s topic or purpose 
  • Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context 
  • Some links to external sites open in a new browser window and some open in the same browser window 
  • When CSS styling is removed from some page, the content may not be in logical order 
  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software 
  • Some tables may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some video content does not have fully synchronised captions 
  • Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative 

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our ‘Known issues’ page for more details. 

 Feedback and Contact Information 

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Radcliffe Department of Medicine Strategic Team:


Communications Manager 
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Level 6, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

We will consider your request and get back to you within 21 days. 


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 Team 
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Level 6, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU


Other accessibility resources 

If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the University Equality and Diversity pages.  

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map


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 Radcliffe Department of 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 page’. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this we will:  


  • Fix known issues 
  • Check all new features in the Haiku Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available 
  • Check all new content for accessibility  
  • Train all content editors on accessibility 
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks 

  Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 15 September 2020. This website was last tested in August 2020. The test was carried out by the Radcliffe Department of Medicine Strategic team using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine Strategic Team.  

The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods: 


  • Checked against WCAG 2.1 guidelines, with a focus on the items in the’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.   
  • Viewed on a small screen  

On this page

Accessibility Known Issues