Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the University of Warwick’s Warwick Business School website:

The website is run by the University of Warwick. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, on this website, you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate the site using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • view the website on a tablet or mobile device in either orientation

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 is this website?

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

  • Not all videos are captioned in older news articles
  • Some web pages may have colour contrast issues. We are working to ensure we are 100% compliant with this and have introduced alternative approved colour options for use on the website.
  • We are working towards providing text alternatives for all image on the website

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print please contact:
+44 (0)24 7652 4306
Warwick Business School, Scarman Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days to acknowledge your request and to propose next steps.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call us on +44 (0)24 7652 4306 or email us via for directions.

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 us at outlining the specific issue/s.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Warwick is committed to making its website 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 standards due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Contrast (minimum)

Colour contrast is not sufficient

Although we aim to adhere to a sufficient text to background colour contrast ratio, there may be some areas on the site where the colour-contrast is too low and may cause difficulty with reading content.

Use of Colour

Links are not clearly identifiable

While we are working to make our links across the site easily identifiable, there are some instances where this may not be the case for some users. We are working towards making all links clearly distinguishable from surrounding text.

Images, Graphics and Visual Elements

Non-text content

Image without a text alternative

Images on some pages may not have alternative text. We are working to rectify this issue and aim to be totally compliant with this accessibility requirement as soon as possible. A feature is available in our content management system to allow for us to add alt text when adding an image to the site which will be incorporated with every image upload going forward.

Interactive Tools and Assistive Technologies

While the website is designed to support screen readers and other accessible tools, there are some issues we are still working towards making fully compliant:

Name, role, value

Inline frame without a text alternative

In some places throughout the site, content is pulled from other parts of the web. Where this is the case, there are instances of these inline frames not having a text alternative to summarise their content or purpose.

Required ARIA attribute is missing

Further contextual information is required for certain elements on the site. We are working to ensure we are fully compliant with this requirement.

Link purpose (In Context)

Link without a text alternative

There are instances across the site where links to other pages do not have a text alternative. We aim to include a text alternative for every link which will describe the link’s purpose to users.


Element IDs are not unique

While we are working to rectify this issue, there are some pages on the site that include elements that have the same id value where they should be unique.

Info and Relationships

Empty headings

Some pages contain heading elements without any text content. Occasionally our content management system may automatically create these empty headings accidentally as a way to break up text. This is understandably confusing for users who may navigate the site using a screen reader and we are working to remove any redundant elements.

Container element is empty

Some elements are not nested correctly in accordance with semantic HTML rules.

Labels or Instructions

Form field is not labelled

Descriptive labels need to be provided when content (such as forms) require user input. Unfortunately, there may be instances throughout the site where labels are not present and we are working on adding these to every form.


What are we doing to improve accessibility?

We are taking steps to improve the accessibility of this website, including:

  • Continuous website scanning and reporting using Siteimprove.
  • Manual spot checking of pages using Lighthouse and Wave tools
  • Guidelines and training for website editors

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 1st January 2022.

This website was last tested on 15th January 2022. The test was carried out by using a mixture of Siteimprove website scanning accessibility reporting and manual page testing using Wave, Lighthouse and Siteimprove browser plugins by our in-house development team.