Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on Other websites that also belong to The University of Manchester and use sub-domains are managed locally and will publish separate statements with information relevant to them. These include websites of our academic Schools and research institutes, among others.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website and we are continually working towards improving its accessibility. We follow general principles of usability and universal design, and endeavour to meet level 2 (AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

This website will allow you to:

• zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
• navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
• listen to most of the website using a screen reader
• view essential audiovisual information (captions or transcriptions are provided in most cases)

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and are working through a detailed list of these elements to address them and list here any that are unresolved within the coming days.

Making changes to your device

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Also, the University’s Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS) website offers up-to-date information for prospective students and staff with specific learning difficulties, disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health difficulties and medical conditions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Please email us at if you have an accessibility query (including about content not within the scope of the accessibility regulation), identify any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements. Please provide the web address (URL) of the page(s) in which you find the problem, a description of the issue and your name. We will consider your request and get back to you within ten working days.

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 let us know. If you remain unsatisfied, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making our website accessible, in accordance with the relevant accessibility regulations.

This website is partially compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

Third party-content

Our site uses third-party content which may not be fully accessible. This includes content we publish on social media channels such as X (formerly Twitter) or You Tube. We are responsible for ensuring the accessibility of the content we produce, however we have no control over the accessibility of these platforms.

Live video

Our live video streams may not have captions.

How we tested this website

This website has been checked using an external service.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This site will be in place for a limited period (up to nine months) and within this time, we are continually working on our content and site structure and finding ways to make the site more intuitive and easier to navigate, based on any feedback we receive.

This statement was prepared on 11/04/2024.