Accessibility statement for St John’s College, University of Cambridge

This website is run by St John’s College, with support from Code Enigma. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is

We are aware that some parts of this website are not fully accessible yet:

  • Alternative text on photographs do not always provide accurate context
  • We use third-party tools, such as Issuu, which is not accessible to screen readers
  • Headings on some pages are not consistent or skip levels which may be confusing for screen reader users
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website 

Please contact the Communications team.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page, or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Communications team.

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Call 01223 768377 or visit us at St John’s College, St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

St John’s College, University of Cambridge, 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, due to the non-compliances listed below. 

Non accessible content

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

On some pages there isn’t an H1 tag but the large text looks like a page title. This wouldn’t be read aloud by some screen readers. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.10 (Section Headings)
We plan to address this in 2024

On some pages ID attribute values are not unique. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing)
We plan to address this in 2024

On some pages, links with the same accessible name serve a similar purpose. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.9 (Link Only)
We plan to address this in 2024​​​​​​​


Disproportionate burden

Issuu is used to display our magazines, publications, and prospectus. We understand the controls of this third-party script are hard to use, and St John’s will work towards investigating alternatives with Code Enigma. 

How we tested this website

This website was tested on 3 November 2020. The test was carried out by Code Enigma as part of scheduled auditing. We used the following approach to decide on a sample of pages to test: one of each content type and popular pages have been tested first. We intend to add more pages with further rounds of testing in order of business needs and user importance. 

We tested:

Landing page 
Logged in Student Homepage page 
News (landing page content type) 
Fellows’ Directory

This statement was updated in November 2023