The Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the ECI and University communities full access to our information, courses and activities offered publicly through the Internet.
Information in alternative formats
We offer alternative formats for webpages on this website. To request an alternative format please contact the ECI webmaster. Provision will normally be within 15 working days of acknowledgement. We normally offer the following alternative formats: Large Print and Audio (CD). Large Print can be produced easily by increasing the magnification of the pages and printing. Audio (CD) can be produced by the Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU) who are part of the Oxford University Library Service (OULS).
Making changes to your operating system to improve accessibility
- Advice from the BBC showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.
- Advice for Microsoft users
- Advice for Apple users
- Advice for Linux users
A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.
We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move from consecutive link to link.
We try to provide all official and authoritative content on this website in an accessible manner within the body of the website. However, you may occasionally need to use plug-in applications in order to access or download some files on this site (e.g. some documents specifically formatted for printing are provided as PDFs). No official or authoritative information is solely provided in this manner. If you have problems accessing these files please contact us and we will provide the information in an alternate format.
- Portable Document Format (PDF): PDFs are occasionally used to provide documents formatted for printing. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.
- Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel documents may occasionally be used to provide formatted versions of spreadsheets and tabular information. You can view Excel documents with Microsoft's free Excel Viewer
- Microsoft PowerPoint: Microsoft PowerPoint documents may occasionally be used to provide formatted versions of presentations. You can view PowerPoint documents with Microsoft's Powerpoint Viewer.
- Microsoft Word: Microsoft Word documents may occasionally be used to provide formatted versions of documents (e.g. application forms) that can be completed electronically. You can view Word documents with Microsoft's Word Viewer.
- Audio - Audio files are normally provided in MP3 or MP4 format (although some may be provided in other formats). You may need an audio player to be able to listen to these files.
- Video - Video files are normally provided in MP4 or m4v format (although some may be provided in other formats). You may need a video player in order to watch these files.
Our conformance claim for this website
This website uses structured semantic HTML5 markup code and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) stylesheets, which validate using the W3C MarkUp Validation Service. These pages meet the checkpoints of the Web Accessibility Initiative's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, as specified by the University of Oxford Web Accessibility Policy to Level-AA standards, and most pages on this website conform to the AAA standard. The TSU is currently re-evaluating the accessibility of this website with regards to WCAG 2.0.