Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Calderdale College Jobs Website jobs.calderdale.ac.uk. This website is run by Calderdale College.

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 most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of 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 this website is

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

  • Users may have difficulty seeing focus indication on some of the filtering elements
  • Screen reader users may be unable to complete job application forms
  • There are various colour contrast issues across the site

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF (Portable Document Format), large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2-3 days. If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact’ page, call or email us for directions.

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:

jobs@calderdale.ac.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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Calderdale College 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

There are various contrast failures across our website pages. These fail WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (AA). We are in the process of changing our colours to ensure contrast passes the requirements.

Some areas of the website are not completable by screen reader users such as the job application forms. This fails WCAG 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (AA). We are in the process of fixing this issue to ensure all users can complete the application form. If you need the form in another format please contact us on 01422 357 357.

If a user incorrectly completes the contact us form, there is a visual error message, but this is not read out or focussed to for screen reader users. In addition, fields are not clearly marked as mandatory. This fails WCAG 3.3.1 Error Identification (A) and 3.3.3 Error Suggestion (AA). We are currently in the process of fixing this issue.

Disproportionate burden

At this time, we have made no claims of disproportionate burden.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Calderdale College is doing the following to improve the accessibility of this website…

  • Making sure we are allocating resources to fix the above issues.
  • Enabling users to get in touch with the relevant person if they have any more issues we need to address and if they need extra assistance in retrieving the information they need.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020. This website was last tested on 27/07/2020. The test was carried out by All Able Ltd. All pages of the website were tested.