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This accessibility statement applies to https://gdscareers.gov.uk/ domain and Opportunities - Government Digital Services (GDS)

This website is run by Oleeo on behalf of the Government Digital Service. 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

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some pages are not written in plain English
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have image descriptions
  • some buttons are not correctly identified
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls

Feedback and contact information

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 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: gds-recruitment-complaints@digital.cabinet-office.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

The Government Digital Service is committed to making its websites 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.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Some decorative images have not been given null alt values. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content)
  2. Some page titles are duplicated or non-descriptive. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2 (Page Titled)
  3. Some elements do not receive focus in an expected or intuitive order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus Order)
  4. Some interactive functionality parameters are not made obvious to users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions)
  5. Some icons have been given descriptions which are duplicated within link text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content)
  6. There are some links with identical text which relate to separate features on a page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)
  7. There are some instances of form elements which do not have an associated label. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value)
  8. Tooltip components are mouse dependent. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard) and 1.4.13 (Content on Hover or Focus)
  9. Some headings lack meaning or do not introduce content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels)
  10. Some form elements are not fully descriptive of their intended purpose / functionality. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels)
  11. Some additional content appears once conditions are met, without informing users of the new content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.3 (Status Messages)
  12. Some error status messages are not announced to keyboard users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.3 (Status Messages)
  13. Some visible text duplicates a visually hidden legend description. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels)
  14. Some actionable elements do not receive a visible focus indicator. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (Focus Visible)

PDFs and non-HTML documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

View the accessible document policy of the organisation that published the document to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format. If more than one organisation is listed, view the accessible document policy of the first.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working with our service provider Oleeo to fix content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page when issues are resolved.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 October 2020. It was last reviewed on 15 October 2020.

This website was last tested on 30 September 2020. The test was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre.