Oxford Mosaic is the University of Oxford’s Web Platform. 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. To this end the platform has been designed to encourage and facilitate accessibility considerations wherever possible.
Oxford Mosaic Support for Accessibility
To help ensure that Oxford Mosaic websites are as accessible as possible, the platform has been implemented in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These aim to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities and user friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We are committed to meeting AA guidelines and also aim to meet AAA standards wherever possible.
Oxford Mosaic is built in Drupal using a Bootstrap-based theme. Both Drupal and Bootstrap are developed with accessibility in mind:
The accessibility of a website relies to a significant extent on good practice when creating content. Oxford Mosaic includes several features to encourage the creation of accessible content, including mandatory ‘alt’ attributes on images and contrast checking on all colour schemes (sub-AAA values generates a warning and sub-AA values are not permitted).
Improving your experience
While Oxford Mosaic has been created to be highly usable as given, you may attain the most accessible experience by customising your computer to suit your individual needs – for example: to get a site spoken to you, to change its colour-scheme, or to increase the size of its fonts.
The BBC provides guidance on a number of techniques:
- making your mouse easier to use
- using your keyboard to control your mouse
- alternatives to a keyboard and mouse
- increasing the size of the text in your web browser
- changing text and background colours
- how to magnify your screen
- screen readers and talking browsers
We welcome your feedback. Any queries or concerns about the accessibility of the Oxford Mosaic platform may be sent by email to email@example.com.