Accessibility Statement for the Oxford Stem Cell Institute Website

Brief explanation of the 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 Stem Cell Institute website -

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

We’ve also made 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.

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

Feedback and Contact Information

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


Postal address:

Research Facilitator
Oxford Stem Cell Institute
University of Oxford
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street,
Oxford OX1 3BD

We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact 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, contact:


Postal address:

Research Facilitator
Oxford Stem Cell Institute
University of Oxford
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street,
Oxford OX1 3BD

Other accessibility resources

If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages.

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try 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 Oxford Stem Cell Institute, University of Oxford 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 section’.

Known Issues

Issues with video, images and audio




Issue with navigation, structure, links and keyboard operability




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 Stemcells website content will be moving from the Newt CMS to a different platform by January 2021, with the aim of eliminating the issues highlighted in this audit.

Disproportionate burden

We currently consider accessibility issues to be a disproportionate burden as the CMS provider is due to end support for this site, as such it will be decommissioned in September 2020. We will replace the site with a new CMS provider and will ensure that there is an accessibility statement covering all issues included on the new site.

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:

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

Third party platforms

We often create content which is hosted on third party platforms.

We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.

Archived content

This site contains archived content, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations. The archived content is all internal announcements and external news stories 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 10 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 10 September 2020.

This website content has not been tested for accessibility issues.The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the Nuffield Department of Medicine Web Team.