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Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain. It does not apply to content on subdomains (for example,

This website is run by the University of Exeter Business School. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some pages and document attachments are not written in plain English
  • some tables do not have row headings
  • some documents have poor colour contrast
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have image descriptions
  • some buttons are not correctly identified
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

Each member of staff of the school which publishes content on is responsible for making sure it meets the accessibility regulations.

Feedback and contact information

If you:

  • experience problems whilst using assistive software to access our site,
  • need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or Word document, audio recording or braille
  • have any other feedback

Please contact the digital team at

In your message, please include any of the following:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and name
  • the format you need.

Our Contact page lists other departments you can call for information.

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 the digital team –

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 accessibility-related issue, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Government Digital Service is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. A ‘Skip to Main Content’ link is not present. Screen reader and keyboard users will be unable to skip the repeated navigational content at the top of the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1: Bypass Blocks (Bypass Blocks).
  2. Video Inline frame missing a text alternatives. A title that summarises the visual content will help screen reader users to understand the iframe’s purpose on the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2: Name, Role, Value.
  3. Some of our link text is the same but used for multiple different destinations on the same page. This makes it difficult for some people to know where the link points to without further explanation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context)
  4. Some interactive elements such as the form fields and banners may contain a label which differs from the page title. This may cause confusion for assistive technology users when navigating the website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3: Label in Name
  5. Links on some pages are missing a text alternative. Links represented by images or icons can be problematic for visitors who are blind or have low vision. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.4: Link Purpose in Context, 2.4.9: Link Purpose (Link Only) and 4.1.2: Name, Role, Value.
  6. Container element is empty. This fails ARIA 1.1 success criterion 5.2.5: Link Purpose (Required Owned Elements)
  7. Text not included in an ARIA landmark. Perceivable text content refers to text that can be perceived by users of assistive technology — some of which may be invisible to sighted users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion Technique ARIA11: Using ARIA landmarks to identify regions of a page and Technique ARIA20: Using the region role to identify a region of the page.

PDFs and non-HTML documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

View the accessible document policy of the organisation that published the document to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format. If more than one organisation is listed, view the accessible document policy of the first.

Disproportionate burden

At this current time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Online maps

We will try and ensure online maps are as accessible as possible, but online maps are currently exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

We understand that the accessibility regulations don’t 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.

However, if you need information in an alternative format, please contact us on:

How we tested this website

Acting upon insights from SiteImprove

We use SiteImprove and Axe browser extension to monitor our website content and address issues as they arise. We are urgently working to fix any content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page when issues are fixed.

Creating training and resources

We are developing training for university staff who edit the website on how to meet accessibility requirements. We have also created a new digital resource website to support staff, students and third parties with creating accessible digital content.

Scrutinising publication of PDFs

We do not publish without scrutiny any PDF published on the website. Instead, we consider first whether the content proposed in the PDF could be published as an HTML webpage, making it inherently more accessible.

If that is not possible, we ensure that the PDF is fully accessible. We have published information on our support site about creating accessible PDFs.

Third-party content

The site also contains a range of third-party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, or partner we work with. We are reviewing all such functionality and intend to work with suppliers to make that fully accessible or look for alternative solutions.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 31 January 2023. It was last reviewed on 31 January 2023.

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