Accessibility statement


This website is run by Oxfordshire County Council. 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 per cent 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.

We have designed this website with features that make it easier to use by everyone, including those with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. We aim to reach level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These are the international standard for accessible websites and content.

How accessible this site is

This website meets WGAC 2.1. AA standard as a minimum.

Reporting problems

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility and usability of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, 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

We are 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non accessible content

This website meets WGAC 2.1. AA standard as a minimum.

Disproportionate burden

We don't believe that the cost required to fix these issues are a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will review this decision as issues arise.

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

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we don’t plan to fix old PDF newsletters, posters or campaign materials that might still be published and accessed through our website. 

Any new PDFs or other documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

Oxfordshire County Council continuously monitors the website using SiteImprove manual checks and browser extensions. The last full in-house test was in May 2023. The test was carried out manually by our Applications and Systems Team.

We are testing only.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We're doing our best to try to fix any issues we find. We continually monitor the accessibility compliance of our site. We will continue to monitor accessibility using automated and manual checks.

This statement was prepared on 8 May 2023. It was last reviewed on 23 May 2023.