myjobscotland is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our "myjobscotland" website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines and is accessible to all users as well as complying with AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), giving due regard to GDS service design manual guidance and in line with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
In order to help us achieve and maintain our objective we have commissioned The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to carry out a WCAG 2.1 AA level technical compliance audit that will also include extensive testing by users with a wide range of disabilities.
Our audit took place in January 2022. Following the audit, work was completed by the end of July 2022, and in August DAC retested the site, with minor changes made live at the end of August 2022.
Guidelines and standards
The www.myjobscotland.gov.uk website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. To ensure code quality and that standards are maintained we are committed to checking this on a regular basis.
With respect to the provision of services online we have implemented a number of features to make this website easy to use, especially for users with disabilities.
The following features improve navigation for text only browsers, screen reader users, and users of keyboard navigation.
This website will function and look as intended in any modern browsers that support these standards.
If you do not have one these browsers installed or are unable to upgrade, you may find the website easier to use by disabling CSS altogether - please see your browser's help documentation for further information.
Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.
The site has been designed to be easy to read through its colour combinations. If you have any difficulty in reading parts of the site, try increasing the font size, or try altering the visual appearance of your browser.
We have worked hard to ensure that our links are meaningful, and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute, visible when hovering over the link.
Flash may be used on the site to enhance the experience of the user. An effort will be made to make sure that if a user does not have the correct plug-in for Flash elements, it does not detract from the user accessing the core content of the website.
Whilst the "myjobscotland" website strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Where non-compliant content is provided reasonable effort will be taken to make accessible and equivalent alternatives available.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our continuing efforts to make web-based information accessible to all users or wish to report an accessibility problem on any of our pages then please don't hesitate to contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org