Site Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Botanical Doctor

Botanical Doctor is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public full access to educational information on plants, information about the New Botanist podcast, the freelancing work, research, publications and talks by Andrew Galloway through this website.

This accessibility statement applies to the Botanical Doctor website –


This website is run by Andrew Fife Galloway. This site aims to reach 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)

  • View accurate captions and transcripts for videos posted on website

This site has also aimed to make the text on this website as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Current accessibility of this website

Andrew is aware that some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible. These include:

  • Images of text and tables

  • Transcripts for video content are unavailable

Andrew is aware that GoogleSites is striving to improve accessibility. Please see ‘Known issues’ page for more details.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please get in touch via this contact form.

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

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

I’m 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, please get in touch via this contact form.

Other accessibility resources

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

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try Google’s Access Guide.

Known issues

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

  • There are several images of text and tables used within several of the pages including ‘Research’ and ‘Photosynthesis’.

Remove these images and replace with correctly formatted tables or include captions where they cannot be replaced to accurate describe what is going on by December 2022.

  • There are no transcripts available for some of the videos and audio recordings included on this website i.e. soils talk and pocast page

Although content is stored on third party website (YouTube). This site aims to provide full transcripts to all videos and audio recordings (links to be added below videos/audio) by December 2022.

Disproportionate burden

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

Third-party content

This site includes third party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, link to another site or supporting documentation. This site is not responsible for the accessibility of third-party content or to other sites linked to.

This includes:

  • YouTube videos

  • Website embedding

This site will provide an accessible alternative to any third-party content that isn’t compliant.

Third party platforms

This site often create content which is hosted on third party platforms. This includes:

  • Content created for social media including Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

  • Videos hosted on YouTube

This site is responsible for ensuring the content that is supply is accessible. However, this site is not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.

Video content

This site has pre-recorded video content that was published via YouTube.

What I’m doing to improve accessibility

This website aims to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this, this site will:

  • Check all new features developed by GoogleSites, which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available

  • Check all new content for accessibility

  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Check out a video on making accessible digital content

Read this site's policy on digital accessibility

Preperation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 5th December 2021. It will be reviewed on 5th September 2022. This website was tested in December 2021. The test was carried out by Dr Andrew Fife Galloway, assessing all pages.