Website Accessibility

The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives students and the University community full access to all information offered on our website. We've just gone live with our new website, and we are continuously improving it to make it fully accessible to all users.

Making changes to your operating system

Advice from the BBC Accessibility website shows users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.

How to Guides:

Google Chrome Plug-in

Google provides a plug-in for its Chrome browser users to help them customise their settings for easier browsing on the web.


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.

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.

If you are a visually impaired student and would like to work with us to improve our site, please email the