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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. Our 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 the Department of Pharmacology website  –

This website is run by the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford. 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.


We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative 
  • Some images include text as part of the image 
  • Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context 
  • Some colour contrasts are low
  • Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative 
  • When CSS styling is removed from some page, the content may not be in logical order 

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


If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Department of Pharmacology:


Post: The Website Editor, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT

We will consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.


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:


Post: The Website Editor, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT


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

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


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).


The Department of Pharmacology at the 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 below.


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 before it is published.
  • Train all content editors on accessibility.
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks.


This statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 17 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the Department of Pharmacology. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers and the Department of Pharmacology.

The following pages were checked to ensure that we covered the full range of content across the site:  

  • Homepage 
  • Main page for each section
  • An example of  a Research Group page and two examples of Profile pages
  • A selection of pages from within each section – the pages follow a standard format 
  • Sitemap 
  • Search 
  • Contact us

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 without style sheets 
  • Viewed on a small screen 
  • Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool