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Accessibility
statement

This accessibility statement applies to the www.civil-service-careers.gov.uk

This website is run by the Cabinet Office. We want 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 the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible is this website

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • transcripts are not available for all video content
  • Some decorative images have alt text associated with them
  • the pins representing job vacancies on the map of the UK aren’t descriptive enough for screen reader users to fully identify their function or purpose
  • the ‘View cookies’ link has insufficient colour contrast
  • the main navigation menu loses some functionality at over 400% magnification
  • the arrows on the card carousel do not always receive keyboard focus

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format (e.g. large print, easy read, audio recording or braille):

We will provide an initial response within 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re 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, contact civilservicecareers@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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

Civil Service Careers Website is committed to making its 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 2.2 AA Standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

These are the known issues currently being addressed:

  1. Some decorative images have alt text associated with them when this isn’t needed. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
  2. Some prerecorded video content does not have alternative time-based media or audio descriptions. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.2.3 (Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded)).
  3. Some headings and labels in the job map do not describe their topic or purpose. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels).
  4. The visual presentation of some text does not have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast Minimum).
  5. Some content cannot be viewed at 400% magnification without loss of information or functionality, or without requiring scrolling in two dimensions. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.4.10 (Reflow).
  6. Some functionality is not operable through a keyboard interface. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard functionality).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 14 May 2024.

This website was last tested in December 2023. The test was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre, with additional later testing by Cabinet Office staff.

The tests were conducted on common site user tasks, including viewing key site pages (e.g. departments, professions, ‘What is the Civil Service’ and ‘Career Matcher’ pages), using buttons, and accessing videos.

Last updated: 14 May 2024