Accessibility Statement

Pembroke College is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the University community full access to information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web.


This Accessibility Statement will apply to the Pembroke College website. The site was built in 2021 and aims to meet the standards of The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018. If you have any feedback or questions please get in touch with the Communications Team.

Our website currently allows users to:

  • Listen to most of the website content using a screen reader
  • Navigate most of the website using a keyboard
  • Zoom up to 200% without text spilling off the screen

We are also making website content as easy to understand as possible.


Below is a list of areas of the site that don’t yet comply with accessibility standards.

Issues with PDFs and Word documents

A lot of PDFs and word documents do not comply with requirements, particularly with regard to being accessible to screen readers. One way in which we are compensating for this with some of our more important documents, such as the student handbook, is to list much of the important information elsewhere on the website, and to ensure that those parts which are only relevant to current students are provided as content on our intranet site. We are also encouraging staff to move away from uploading PDFs where possible and will provide guidelines for staff to upload more accessibility-friendly documents. All pdf documents can be requested in alternative formats.

Issues with video and audio

Not all video content has captions, text or audio description. Although our video hosting platform is YouTube, which creates generally good auto-generated captions, we acknowledge that there are often inaccuracies in these. To resolve this we have begun to regularly subtitle new uploads. We will continue with the proper captioning of videos, and where possible encourage pre-written transcripts from staff providing video content.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was last reviewed on 28th June 2021.