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:

·         Email: recruitment@cantium.solutions

·         Call: 03000 411 110

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.

to the user making input error likely. (1.3.1, 3.3.2)

Interactive Element

Navigation buttons at the bottom of the onboarding page do not have clear descriptions to the screen reader and do not display a focus indicator when focused on with a keyboard (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.7)

 

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

 

 

Clicking on referral link changes the link's colour resulting in a contrast ratio that does not meet the minimum. This link takes the user to the dashboard without any clear indication of this. (WCAG 1.4.3, 2.4.4)

 

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

 

 

When selecting 'Get alerts on this search', the popup is not focused on and you cannot get to it using a keyboard alone. (WCAG 1.4.13, 2.1.1, 2.4.3)

 

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

 

 

Forms

Search bar input does not have an associated label. (WCAG 1.3.1, 4.1.2)

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

 

 

Salary 'To' input field's label is 'hidden' meaning it is not properly associated. (1.3.1, 4.1.2)

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

 

Keyboard Access

Return to previous page cannot be accessed via a keyboard, filter button does not have a screen reader friendly description. (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.1.1)

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

 

Pages are missing landmarks including the #main landmark. This means that the Skip to Content button on these pages does not work. (WCAG 2.4.1)

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

 

Web Languages

Arrow buttons to go to next and previous months are keyboard focusable but also set as aria-hidden meaning they do not read out the aria-label (reads as 'blank' to a screen reader). (WCAG 4.1.2)

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

 

Mini calendar's Year drop down box does not have an associated label. (WCAG 1.3.1, 4.1.2)

 

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

 

Go to top button does not have a clear description to a screen reader. (WCAG 4.1.2)

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

 

Availability toggle has a label, but it is empty meaning that a description is not read to screen reader users. (WCAG 1.3.1, 4.1.2)

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

 

Menu and sidebar navigation buttons do not have focus indicators when viewport width is reduced to 320px. (WCAG 1.4.10, 2.4.7)

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

 

Heading levels are skipped on multiple pages. (WCAG 1.3.1, 2.4.2)

 

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

Onboarding bottom navigation buttons do not have a clear description to the screen reader. (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.4.4)

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

 

Website Design

Delete this account' button text does not meet minimum contrast requirement against the red button (3.96:1) (WCAG 1.4.3)

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

 

Grey text in mini calendar's weekends and for the days (Mon, Tue…) in the main calendar does not meet minimum contrast requirement against its background. (WCAG 1.4.3)

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

 

Footer links when viewing an email do not meet the minimum contrast requirement. for text. (WCAG 1.4.3)

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

 

Job Application Summary page shows the final summary of all the information,  confirmation box obscures info on the page. This is particularly an issue on mobile devices as it takes up the viewport. (WCAG 4.1.2)

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

 

Red date text underneath for a late job application does not meet the minimum contrast requirement. (WCAG 1.4.3)

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

 

Red text describing the number of days remaining until the application deadline does not meet minimum contrast requirement (3.96:1) (WCAG 1.4.3)

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

 

This field is required' red error text does not meet the minimum contrast requirement. (WCAG 1.4.3)

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

 

Accept offer, request changes and reject offer text within the coloured buttons do not meet minimum contrast requirement against the coloured background. (WCAG 1.4.3)

 

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:

·         Kent County Council Accessibility Statement

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19th October 2020. It was last reviewed on 19th October 2020.

This website was last tested on 25th September 2020. The test was carried out by Kent County Council.