This is an accessibility statement for the Office for Students website. It applies to all content available from the www.officeforstudents.org.uk domain.
This website is run by the Office for Students. 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)
The text on the website is sometimes about complex regulations, but we have written it in clear English and made it 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 know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- most of our PDFs published before September 2020 do not meet all the accessibility standards and a number of PDFs we have published since then also have minor accessibility errors
- three pages hosted by a third party service which we use to subscribe users to our different mailing lists have several accessibility issues, including not supporting zooming and scaling text and not specifying a language element
- the keyboard focus across the site currently uses our corporate yellow, which means that it is not clearly visible where we use a link or button with a corporate yellow background
- most of our excel spreadsheets published before October 2021 may not meet all the accessibility standards.
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
If you cannot view the map on our how to find us page, call 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, email the OfS's digital publishing team or call our general enquiries line on 0117 931 7317.
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).