We want everyone who uses our website to be able to find, read and understand our content.

This accessibility statement applies to the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership website.

Responsibility for the website sits with the WRDTP team. If you wish to get in contact please email us:

In this accessibility statement we refer to browser plug-ins and other tools that may make your experience of web content more comfortable or productive. These suggestions are provided in good faith from reputable sources but please note that plugins and software are used at your own risk. The White Rose DTP is not responsible for any issues arising from the use of tools or plugins over which they have no influence or control. Plugin suggestions are for the Chrome browser but similar (or identical) plugins exist for other browsers. 

Using the website

The main website pages reflow to fit the resolution and orientation of your device. 

Magnifying content

On a laptop/PC browser

You can magnify text by increasing the default font size in your browser settings (or with browser plugins – for example A+ Font SizeChangerLite for Chrome).

Or you can use the inbuilt browser zoom function – CTRL + (Windows) or CMD + (Mac).

On a mobile device

Get magnification and reflow by changing the browser default font size and default display size in the accessibility settings menu


The heading structure of most pages sampled is logical and hierarchical, allowing assistive technology users to navigate quickly to any part of the page – for example using a browser plugin such as HeadingsMap or inbuilt screen reader functionality. A few pages have missed heading levels in some sections. 

All links should open in the same browser window, except for file download links (Google and Microsoft Word documents and PDF files).

Resources for adjusting your laptop or phone

You can find useful guidance on adjusting your laptop or phone to suit your needs on these resources: MyComputerMyWay or Scope guidance on phone accessibility features.

Listening to content

Most of the page content can be accessed by text-to-speech tools, including:

How accessible is the website?

PDF resources may not be accessible due to lack of structure and missing alt tags and therefore may not work with screen readers and other assistive technologies. We are working to convert all of these resources to Google Slides or Google docs. If you require a specific resource to be converted, please contact us. 

Recordings will normally have captions provided by Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology which is not 100% accurate. 

Images and image links do not all have appropriate alternative text. We are working to reduce the number of purely decorative images on our site and to properly describe those that remain.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format or via an alternative service please contact us by email and ask for an alternative format. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have reported a problem with our website or asked for an alternative format and you are not happy with our response, please contact us by email. This will help us improve our systems.

If you are still not happy then please email us at and mark for the attention of the Director of the WRDTP who will look into the problem. 

If all else fails then you can contact The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), 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).

Responding to your request

We’ll review your request and get back to you within two working days. Some requests will be easier to fulfil than others and take a little more time – we can discuss this with you. 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 – AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed.