Accessibility Statement for the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre Website

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 University of Oxford, Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC) website –

Our Aims

This website is run by the OPDC Administrator. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

We also endeavour to make the website text 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 are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:

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

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the OPDC Administrator:


Postal address:

OPDC Administrator
Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics
Le Gros Clark Building 
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QX

We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OPDC Administrator is working remotely, so responses to postal enquiries may take longer.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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, please contact the OPDC Administrator:


Postal address: 

OPDC Administrator
Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics
Le Gros Clark Building 
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QX

Other accessibility resources

If you would like more general information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages. 

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

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 about this website’s accessibility

The University of Oxford, Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre 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 on our ‘Known Issues page’.

Known Issues

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Issues with video and images


By September 2021, all images will have a meaningful text alternative. Purely decorative images will have blank alt text and infographics will have a link to a full description of the content.

By September 2021, all images containing text will have a suitable text alternative to include the image text.


Issues with navigation, structure, links and keyboard operability



This is a complex mixture of CMS and content errors and we will work with our developers to implement fixes over the coming months, by September 2021.


All links will be reviewed and fixed by September 2021.

Keyboard operability

Issues with contrast, use of colour and visual characteristics

Issues with language and content

Issues with documents, including Word files, PowerPoints, PDFs

Issues with Content Management System (CMS)

We are aware of the following accessibility issues relating to the Newt CMS that this site is built with. As a result, the OPDC website content will be moving from Newt CMS to a different platform by January 2021, with the aim of eliminating the issues highlighted in this audit.

Disproportionate burden

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

Third-party content

Our site includes third party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, link to another site or supporting documentation. We are not responsible for the accessibility of third-party content or to other sites we link to.

This includes directing you to YouTube videos.

We will endeavour to provide an accessible alternative to any third-party content that isn’t compliant.

Documents (Word &PDF)

This site has some Word and PDF documents which were published before September 2018. These aren’t essential to the service we provide and won’t be replaced. If you experience any difficulties accessing these documents, please email

Video content

This site has pre-recorded video content that was published before 23 September 2020, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations.

Archived content

This site contains archived content, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations. The archived content is mainly hidden webpages and sections that are not currently relevant but archived for potential future review, published prior to 23 September 2018, but which have not since been updated.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this, we will:

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 3 September 2020.The test was carried out by the OPDC Administrator using a sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the Nuffield Department of Medicine Web Team and the OPDC Administrator.

The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods: