How accessible this website is

We strive to exceed current accessibility standards. However, we know some elements of Open University websites are not fully accessible:

  • Older legacy and archived material.
  • Some third-party content not created by The Open University.
  • Sites linked from Open University pages but not run by the Open University.
  • Some activities (for example some of those involving maps, charts, graphs, online-experiments, interactive activities and features).
  • Some content with specialised notations, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and music.
  • Some content created in tutorials.
  • Older PDFS and Word documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • The colour contrast for some text and some interface components does not provide enough contrast.
  • Some online forms are not set up correctly to include helpful direction for screen reader users.

We aim to provide accessible alternative content or activities where we can. For more information please visit What Support is Available [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and for more guidance please visit Studying on a Screen.

Where elements of our websites are not accessible to you, the Computing Helpdesk  (student sign-in required) might be able to assist you and is available to help current students and tutors access Learning Systems websites and other online facilities.

Learning Systems guidance and support can be found in the Accessibility area of the Computing Guide (including information regarding alternative downloadable formats, student sign-in required), with other University accessibility information available within the Help Centre.

Students who have any other queries should contact their support team and we will provide you with the information you require. If you are not a student, see our general contact information page or telephone +44 (0)300 303 5303.