Accessibility statement for

This accessibility statement applies to, the website of Magdalen College, Oxford. 

How accessible this website is 

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

Feedback and contact information 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: 


Write: The Webmaster, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1865 276000 

 We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days. If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call us on 44 (0)1865 27600 or email us for directions. 

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: 

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)

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person 

Find out how to contact us 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

Magdalen College is 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below. 



Non-accessible content 

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.  

 A lot of the text has not been written with web accessibility in mind, this includes lack of plain English, marking up content semantically for screen readers and missing helpful link text. Most images don’t have text alternatives and video on the site isn’t optimised for accessibility. 

 In many cases it’s not possible to reliably navigate the site with your keyboard and the content of the site doesn’t adapt well to varying screen sizes making it difficult to read the site in some browsers. These factors and others also mean that the site has not been optimised for screen readers.  

 The colours of the site and the site typography have not been chosen with accessibility in mind. 

We are conducting tests of the website so we can highlight other accessibility issues in this statement. If you find a page with an accessibility issue, not mentioned here or in our identified non-compliances statement, please email so we can investigate. 

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

PDFs and other documents 

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By spring 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages. 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. 

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. 

Live video 

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We are currently in the process of rebuilding the site in order to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. We expect the new website to be live by spring 2021.  

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 24/08/2020. This website was last tested on 19/08/2020. The test was carried out by One Ltd.  This will be retested in the new site.