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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to

How accessible this website is

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

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

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 with a list of your concerns. Eleni Philippou or Matthew Reynolds will respond to your issues. 

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

Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


  • Some forms cannot be navigated via the keyboard

  • This fails 2.1.1

  • Work to resolve this is ongoing and we hope to have it resolved by March 2021


  • A google captcha is used on the content form which does not have an iFrame title.

  • This fails 4.1.2 / 2.4.1

  • This is provided by a third party service, google, so cannot be controlled by us.

Disproportionate burden


  • Reflow does not work on the site

  • This fails 1.4.10 - Reflow

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the reflow. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment before November 2022.

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

PDFs and other documents

Our PDFs are supplimentary materaial and are not essential to providing our services.

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.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

OCCT have undertaken a recent project to make this site as accessible as possible within the timeframe available, which has brought it mostly in line with WCAG AA guidelines. Any remaining issues we have found that we can resolve will be resolved by January 2021. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21/10/2020. It was last reviewed on 22/10/2020.

This website was last tested on 22/10/2020. The test was carried out by Agile Collective.

All main menu items were tested, alongside each content type and media.