Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to https://jobsearch.kent.gov.uk/, run by Cantium Business Solutions.

The content on this website is designed for everyone to find, read, and understand. It is compatible with assistive technologies and developed to meet the accessibility standards outlined in this statement.

View the site your way

There are a number of customisation options for your browser and device that could help you use this website and other websites more effectively.  

AbilityNet provide advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.

When you contact us there is a process in place that will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply.

Alternative formats

If you need information in an alternative format, such as braille or a language other than English:

An English-speaker will take details of what you need and arrange a translation or interpreting service for you. You may need an English-speaking friend or a family member to help you with this.

We may not be able to meet your requirements immediately, but we will try to provide an interpreter (or translation service) to help you as quickly as possible.

Complaints process

Once you have reported a problem with our website or asked for an alternative format, but you are not happy with our response, you can use our complaints process to register your difficulty. This helps us improve our systems.

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

Cantium Business Solutions, on behalf of Kent County Council, is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

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

Non-accessible content

We formally test the accessibility of key user journeys that represent the breadth of content across our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we need to fix and are working to do so.

 

Web Languages

Page: Dashboard

Side menu contains an invalid HTML (list element contains presentation role) (WCAG 1.2.1)

We are working with our develop to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

 

Page: Home, Cookies

The page selector elements are unclear for screen readers.  Home page does not have a level one heading.  Cookies page also does not have a level one heading (WAG 2.4.4, 4.1.2, 1.3.1)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

 

Website Design

Page: Home

Toggle navigation menu button is not keyboard focusable (WAG1.4.10, 1.4.4, 2.1.1)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

Page: Home

"Skip to main content” link is missing on all pages (WAG 2.4.1)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

Page: Job Search

Heading levels are skipped between h1 and h3 (WAG 1.3.1)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

Page: Home

Focus indicator in the menu bar us cut off below the element.  Focus indicator on elements in the footer has a low colour contrast ratio which is below requirements of 3:1 (WAG 1.4.11, 2.4.7)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

Page: Home

“Working for Kent” banner not essential and contains text in the image (WAG1.4.5)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible.

 

 

Interactive Element

Page: All

Most links do not have a visible indicator, except links to jobs, blue buttons and job category links (WAG2.4.7)

We are working with our developer to fix these issues as soon as possible.

 

Page: Home

Page number links do not have clear purpose to screen reader users (WAG 2.4.4)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible

 

Page: All

In IE the social media links do not have a clear purpose as their image is not visible and on hover their label does not appear (WAG 2.4.4)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible

 

 

Keyboard Access

Page: All

Cookies information popup is not one of the first elements on the page to receive keyboard focus (WAG 2.4.3)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible

 

Page: All

At 200% zoom the menu button is keyboard focusable but can’t be activated (WAG 1.4.4, 1.4110, 2.1.1)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible

 

Images, Video and Media

Page: Home, Job Page

The KCC logo image for each job advert does not have alt text. (WAG1.1.1)

We are working with our developer to fix this issue as soon as possible

  

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

Not applicable.

3rd Party content

Our website contains third-party content. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we make best endeavours to work with the 3rd party to improve its accessibility. This may include:

  • Links to non-Cantium Business Solution websites
  • Content/functionality on our website
  • Content hosted on other websites, such as social media sites.

Some of our 3rd party partners publish their own accessibility statements:

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11th May 2021. It was last reviewed on 11th May 2021

This website was last tested on 16th April 2021. The test was carried out by Kent County Council.