Accessibility statement for WORCESTERSHIRE JOBS

This website is run by WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

  • We have endeavoured to provide text alternatives for non-text content, this includes extensive use of alt and aria tags, ensuring form controls are labelled and where data is presented in a pie chart (What employees in a particular career studied in Higher Education) we have included the underlying data in table for screen readers.
  • The content of our pages is marked up appropriately including headings, article tags and main tags.
  • Default foreground and background colours provide sufficient contrast.
  • We have endeavoured to facilitate navigation by keyboard, ensuring the tab order is appropriate and visible focus is shown.
  • We have provided 'skip to content' markers to enable users to bypass repeated content on pages.
  • The site is responsive and this includes zooming.
  • We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand, although some pages may include industry-specific words, acronyms or phrases which some users may not be familiar with. We have made efforts to provide explanations of terms and concepts where practical.
  • We do not have any inaccessible PDFs or Word documents which are essential to providing our services.

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:

  • carousel cannot be paused
  • some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some videos may not have complete captions
  • some images may not have complete alternative text
  • some links may not have a completely clear purpose

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact us by email ([email protected]). We’ll consider your request and get back to you.

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, please email us [email protected] and copy in our technology partners PDMS Ltd ([email protected]).

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

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Opportunity Details

As the opportunities are input by third-parties, they may have not provided ideal descriptions and the system automatically uses parts of this content to produce page titles and links.  This may therefore not meet the criterion required by section 2.4.4 (Link Purpose) or section 2.4.2 (Page Titled).  This is excluded from the scope of the accessibility regulations as third-party content over which we do not have control.

Unpredictable Number of Opportunities Returned

The opportunities feature of the site searches third party datasets.  As not all the opportunities in the returned dataset may meet the search criteria or being in our region, not all are shown the user - this means it is not possible to advise the user in advance the number of opportunities that will be shown when they click 'Load More' and it may be that an inconsistent number of opportunities are returned each time.  This may not meet criterion 3.2 (Predictability).  This is excluded from the scope of the accessibility regulations as third-party content over which we do not have control.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 18th February 2021. The test was carried out by PDMS Ltd.

We used this approach of focusing on the key content areas of the website.

This included the homepage, opportunities searching and opportunities.

We used a combination of the following tools and techniques to test:

  • SiteImprove
  • WAVE
  • AXE
  • Manual testing

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to improve accessibility in the following ways:

  • we will review the site on every contract renewal to see if any further enhancements can be made


This statement was prepared on 18th February 2021. It was last updated on 18th February 2021.