This accessibility statement applies to the Job Vacancy webpages at the University of Essex.
This application is part of the Web Recruitment functionality licenced to the University of Essex from MHR and as such some aspects of design are outside of the University’s control. The University are committed to providing an accessible website and will continue working with MHR to ensure improvements are made.
How accessible is this website?
We know some aspects of this website are not accessible:
- You cannot always modify the line height or spacing of text
- Not all images have alternative text added to them
- Some pages can be difficult to navigate with a screen reader
- Some of our videos do not have captions
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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 the Resourcing Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 websites accessibility
The University of Essex is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons
- Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by October 2022.
- Some of our videos do not have captions, so some people will be unable to access the information or content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (captions (pre-recorded)). We plan to add captions for all our video media by October 2022. When we publish new content we’ll make sure all our videos contain captions.
- Some of our links contain no text, this makes it difficult for some people to know where the link points to without further explanation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link purpose (in context)). We plan to ensure all links contain text by October 2022, we’ll make sure new links added contain this.
- In some areas, the functionality used has added in ‘Heading tags’ but there is no heading in its place. This can be confusing for assisted technologies as they will not understand why the heading is empty. This fails WCAG2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). We plan to ensure all heading tags are either removed or present by October 2022.
- On some of our pages the language has not been set. This makes it difficult for some assisted technologies to know how to pronounce words or know what language the website is in. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 (Language of Page). We plan to ensure every web page has its language set by October 2022.
- On occasion, there are broken ARIA references, where the target for the reference does not exist. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value). We plan to ensure that all ARIA reference issues are resolved by October 2022.
- Some form controls are missing labels which makes it hard for assisted technologies to know how to refer to each label when presenting a form control. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-Text Content), 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships), 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels) and 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions). We plan to ensure all labels are connected to a form control by October 2022.
- On the majority of our webpages, in certain areas the colour contrast is insufficient. This can present a problem for users with low-vision or colour-blindness. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast minimum). We plan to address all contrast issues by October 2022.
- It is not always possible to resize text to view it on a devices with different orientation, such as a mobile. This means the user needs to scroll which can be problematic. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text). We aim to ensure this is addressed by October 2022.
- Some of our images do not have appropriate alternative text which accurately describes the image so it may not be possible for those using a screen reader to access the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to update all alternative text by October 2022. When we publish new content we will make sure the alternative text accurately describes the image.
Other non-compliance information
We currently have no items we would classify as disproportionate burden. This may change as regulations and content changes, or if items are discovered that we would classify under this heading.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDF’s and other documents
Non-essential PDF files and office documents, e.g. Microsoft Word files, that were published before 23rd September 2018 are exempt. If you experience difficulty accessing any of these documents, please contact us and we will do our best to provide the information in an alternative format.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on the 30 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 30 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 28 September 2020. The test was carried out by the University’s Commercial Applications Team.