The Office for Students 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-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Three pages on the site contain text used for links to multiple different destinations. This fails WCAG 2.1A 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). We are reviewing options for the best way to address this issue but will aim to find a solution by the end of November 2020.
The site contains a small number of pages in which the colour of the text and the colour of the background are not in sufficient contrast to each other. This fails WCAG 2.1AA 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We will address this issue by the end of October 2020.
Many of the PDFs available on the website published before September 2020 are not fully accessible. They may, for example, have missing alternative text or bookmarks.
The digital publishing team at the Office for Students is small and works routinely with a heavy publishing workload. Given the volume of files in question, we judge that the burden of updating all these PDFs would undermine the team's ability to carry out the essential business of the organisation.
We will however:
- make sure all PDFs we publish from September 2020 meet the accessibility standards
- correct any PDF published before September 2020 at an individual's request. To request a correction, email the digital publishing team or call 0117 931 7317.