University of Essex Web Accessibility Statements

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We aim to achieve the recommended government standard for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and follow general principles of usability, which should help all visitors to our website. 

The University of Essex intends to continue improving our accessibility and we are working towards improving our digital services. By taking this approach we hope to make our site as inclusive as possible.

Making changes to your operating system

Please find advice from AbilityNet, showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.

To find more information please see an overview of the Web Accessibility Initiative.

If you need information on this website/s in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email -
  • call +44 (0)1206 873333
  • Web Editing and Digital Media Team, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.

In addition to the above website statements there are number of other University websites which sit outside of the main University infrastructure and are managed locally by individual teams or employees. These sites have not been audited and are as such assumed to be non-compliant with the guidelines. These websites will be audited, retired, or migrated onto the main University website, and therefore be included within one of the statements above or listed separately by September 2025. A full list of these websites can be found within the non-compliance section of the corporate website template.