Accessibility

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.

Form

Most form elements do not have associated labels. (WCAG 1.3.1, 3.3.2, 4.1.2)

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

Update profile picture defined as a form input and therefore requires an associated label to be valid markup. (WCAG 1.3.1, 3.3.2, 4.1.2)

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

The form to add links does not specify a format to the user making input error likely. (1.3.1, 3.3.2)

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

Images, Video and Media

Profile picture does not have an alt tag. (WCAG 1.1.1)

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

‘What can I expect to see on my dashboard?' image does not have an alt tag. (WCAG 1.1.1)

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

KCC logo does not have a sufficient alt tag (WCAG 1.1.1) 

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

Signature does not have an alt tag (WCAG 1.1.1) 

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



Interactive Element

Menu drop downs stay open after focus has moved to a different element via keyboard (WCAG 2.1.1, 2.4.3)

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

Empty button/link after skip to content when tabbing through. URL takes you to /members (WCAG 1.3.2. 2.4.3)

 

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

 

Footer buttons and text does not meet minimum contrast requirements against the background image or blue footer sections (WCAG 1.4.3)

 

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

 

Sort arrow does not have a clear description to the screen reader - reads the search parameters out instead. Also defined as a link, which should have discernible text (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.4.4)

 

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

 

Search button does not have an aria-label attribute or text label for screen reader compatibility (WCAG 1.3.3, 4.1.2)

 

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

 

Delete file button does not have a clear link description (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.4.4)

 

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

 

Enlarge map popup close button does not have a clear description (reads "button") (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.4.4)

 

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

 

Focus does not go straight to 'refer a friend for this job' popup when the button is clicked. The close button does not have a clear description (reads "button") (WCAG 2.4.3, 2.4.4)

 

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

 

Cookie policy link text is not clearly described (WCAG 2.4.4)

 

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

 

Connect with linkedin' button does not meet minimum contrast requirements when hovered over (2.45:1) (WCAG 1.4.11)

 

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

 

Navigation buttons at the bottom of the 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.

 

Breadcrumb navigation text for current page does not meet minimum contrast requirement (WCAG 1.4.3) 

 

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

 

Empty link present next to the page number (WCAG 1.3.2, 2.4.3)

 

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

 

Skip to content button missing (WCAG 2.4.1)

 

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

 

When zoomed in, the control buttons (e.g. accept, download) do not have a clear descriptions/text alternatives (WCAG 1.1.1, 1.4.10, 2.4.4)

 

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

 

Keyboard Access

Location map' and 'Edit' buttons cannot be accessed via keyboard (WCAG 2.1.1)

 

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

 

Cannot access 'Events type' or 'Calendars' drop downs with a keyboard (WCAG 2.1.1)

 

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

 

Cannot toggle 'work status' switch with a keyboard (WCAG 2.1.1)

 

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

 

Cannot access 'Delete' button via keyboard (WCAG 2.1.1)

 

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

 

Other steps' button in navigation not usable via a keyboard and does not remain when hovered over, meaning the other steps cannot be navigated to using this button (WCAG 2.1.1, 1.4.13)

 

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

 

Information tooltips are not focusable using a keyboard. Also non-compatible with a screen reader (WCAG 1.3.3, 2.1.1)

 

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





Web Languages

Language not defined in markup (WCAG 3.1.1)

 

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

 

HTML title element not present on page (WCAG 2.4.2, 4.1.2)

 

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

 

ID values not unique in many places, including those used within ARIA and labels (WCAG 4.1.1, 4.1.2)

 

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

 

Mobile phone country drop down Aria is not valid (WCAG 4.1.1, 4.1.2)

 

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

 

Side menu is a

    and therefore contains invalid elements (WCAG 1.3.1)

     

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

     

    Aria attributes do not have valid values (WCAG 4.1.2)

     

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

     

    Website Design

    Cantium copyright text in footer does not meet minimum colour contrast requirement for text (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

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

     

    White on green in for all buttons including the navigation does not meet minmum contrast requirements (2.26:1) (WCAG 1.4.3, 1.4.11)

     

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

     

    Focus indicator contrast is not sufficient in some areas (e.g. against green navigation buttons) (WCAG 1.4.11, 2.4.7)

     

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

     

    Grey text representing location of jobs in the 'Suggested for you' section does not meet minimum contrast requirements (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

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

     

    Username in top right does not have sufficient contrast when it changes to a green link on a white background on some pages (2.27:1) (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

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

    When a job application is in progress, colour alone is used to convey progress in the form of 4 coloured circles (WCAG 1.4.1)

     

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

     

    Expiry date text underneath job application does not meet minimum contrast requirements (both when red or blue depending on status) (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

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

     

    White on blue in experience/education history labels does not meet minimum contrast requirements (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

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

     

    White on green job title does not meet minimum contrast requirement (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

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

     

    When an option is selected, the green on white does not meet minimum contrast requirements (WCAG 1.4.3, 1.4.11) 

     

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

     

    Placeholder text in form field (e.g. "search by keyword") does not meet minimum contrast requirements (WCAG 1.4.3)

     

    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 26th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 26th August 2020.

    This website was last tested on 3rd June 2020. The test was carried out by Kent County Council.