This accessibility statement applies to this website, www.essex.ac.uk
This website is run by the University of Essex. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website and we’re committed to providing an accessible web presence, by making the information and resources we provide accessible to all web users.
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.
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.
We know some parts of this website/s are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website/s in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.
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 the University Web Editing and Digital Media Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
The University of Essex 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 listed below.
We currently have no items we would classify as disproportionate burden. This may change as regulations and content changes, or if items are discovered that we would classify under this heading.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2025, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
This statement was prepared on 20 September 2019. It was last reviewed on 18 January 2024.
This website was last tested on 4 August 2022. The test was carried out by the University's Web Editing and Digital Media Team.
We use a third-party company Siteimprove to continually monitor our website and highlight accessibility issues. Siteimprove's method and policy can be found on their website and also use a range of accessibility checker tools and manual checks.