Accessibility Statement

This website is run by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in
  • Flip the content horizontally or vertically
  • Access the content using a keyboard
  • Understand the order of the page when using a keyboard
  • View headings that are descriptive
  • View pages where the contrast is clear 
  • Access pages with consistent navigation

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

  • Not all of our images have alternative text
  • Audio files do not have transcripts
  • Videos do not have captions synchronised with the audio
  • Important visual information in videos does not have an audio description.
  • Blocks of information cannot be bypassed easily
  • The purpose of every link is not clear from its text in older pages
  • There are some badly nested html tags, and so the HTML is not valid

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.

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

  • email:
  • call: +44 (0)1865 271 915

We will consider each request and get back to you within 28 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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, please contact the Communications Manager at If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the University’s Equality and Diversity pages

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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

OPHI 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. Non-compliance can be accessed in the test report.

For all new content we will ensure that:

  • PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
  • Images will have alt text
  • Links will be descriptive
  • Videos will be hosted and captioned on YouTube which offers automatic transcripts

This statement was prepared on 20th February 2024.