Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Current web technology is not capable of ensuring the accessibility of specialised notations (e.g., mathematics, chemistry, physics, music, phonetics etc.). We are monitoring developments in these areas and will improve our services as the technology matures. 

Some online activities cannot be made fully accessible (e.g., categorising an image). Wherever practical, an alternative activity will be provided. 

The level of accessibility during live events is limited. We are working closely with third-party suppliers and improving our internal systems to improve accessibility during live events. 

The Open University provides links to external websites that may not meet accessibility standards.