Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Website

The University of Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the University community full access to University information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web. Our Equality Policy outlines our commitment to a culture which ‘maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected’.

This accessibility statement applies to the University of Oxford, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, MORU Network, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Website   

This website is run by the SMRU Unit. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of 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)

We’ve 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 this website is

We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:

  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative.
  • Some images include text as part of the image.
  • Some images behave differently with some enlarging when clicked on while others do not.
  • Not all page titles are unique or clearly indicate the page’s topic or purpose
  • Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context
  • Links have different actions i.e. some links to external sites open in a new browser window while other links open in the same browser window.
  • Some pages use shape, size, colour, or location to communicate instructions or information
  • Older Word and PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Prof. Francois Nosten.

Email: francois @


Prof. Francois Nosten

68/30 Bann Tung Road
63110 Mae Sot

Tak Province 


We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.

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:

Prof. Francois Nosten

68/30 Bann Tung Road
63110 Mae Sot

Tak Province 


francois @

Other accessibility resources

If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map.

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Disproportionate burden

We consider mitigating these issues to be a disproportionate burden as the site is preparing to move to a new website host which we will ensure is compliant before publishing. We will endeavour to provide any additional information to individuals who are having issues when contacted.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Archived content

This site contains archived content, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations. The archived content is all internal announcements and external news stories published prior to 23 September 2018, but which have not since been updated.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this we will:

  • Fix known issues
  • Check all new features in the Haiku Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Check all new content on the Nuffield Department of Medicine site for accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 September 2020.

The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods: