Accessibility Statement for the UK Atomic Energy Authority Careers Website

This accessibility statement applies to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Careers website https://careers.ukaea.uk/.

This website is run by the UK Atomic Energy Authority. 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 400% without the text spilling off the screen and without content being truncated or overlapping
  • 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:

  • In the “Create job alert” overlay, the mandatory fields are not shown.

Issues affecting screen reader users

  • In the “Create job alert” overlay, the Email Address field is mandatory, but this is not conveyed to screen reader users.
  • When the “Create job alert” form is submitted with errors, error messages are displayed but they are not automatically announced to screen reader users.
  • Some embedded YouTube videos require an audio description, but they do not have one.

Issues affecting people with low vision

  • In the “Create job alert” overlay, the textbox, combobox and reCAPTCHA checkbox borders have low contrast, so it is difficult to see them.
  • In the “Create job alert” overlay, the “Verification expired” error message has low colour contrast and may be difficult to read.
  • In the “Create job alert” overlay, the “Terms” link is not displayed when the page is displayed at 400% browser zoom.

Issues affecting keyboard-only navigation

  • In the “Create job alert” overlay, the focus state of some components has low contrast, so it is difficult to see where the focus is.
  • In the embedded YouTube videos, the focus state of some links has low contrast, so it is difficult to see where the focus is.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, email recruitment@ukaea.uk or call 01235 528 822.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 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, email recruitment@ukaea.uk. If you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, email Tessa Finn.

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

It is possible to visit our offices in person.

To find out how to contact us, visit https://careers.ukaea.uk/contact-us/.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UK Atomic Energy Authority 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • SC 1.2.3 and 1.2.5 (Audio Description): Some embedded YouTube videos require an audio description, but they do not have one. We are discussing options with the third-party video production company and expect to make a decision by the end of July 2022.

Disproportionate burden

The “Create job alert” overlay

This form is from a third-party provider and cannot be changed. The WCAG non-conformances are:

  • SC 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships): The Email Address field is mandatory, but this is not conveyed to screen reader users.
  • SC 1.4.1 (Use of Colour): The focus state of some components is conveyed by colour alone and the indication has low contrast, so it is difficult to see where the focus is.
  • SC 3.3.2 (Labels and Instructions): the mandatory fields are not shown.
  • SC 1.3.5 (Identify Input Purpose): The “autocomplete” attributes are missing from some textboxes.
  • SC 1.4.2 (Colour Contrast): The “Verification expired” error message has low colour contrast and may be difficult to read.
  • SC 1.4.10 (Reflow): The “Terms” link is not displayed when the page is displayed at 400% browser zoom.
  • SC 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast): The textbox, combobox and reCAPTCHA checkbox borders have low contrast, so it is difficult to see them.
  • SC 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast): The focus state of some components has low contrast, so it is difficult to see where the focus is.
  • SC 1.4.13 (Content on Hover or Focus): A large overlay is displayed when the Keyword textbox has focus, but it cannot be dismissed without removing the focus. Pressing the Esc key should dismiss the overlay, but this closes the entire form.
  • SC 4.1.3 (Status Message): When the form is submitted with errors, error messages are displayed but they are not automatically announced to screen reader users.

Embedded YouTube videos

This is a third-party media player, so the issues can only be fixed by using a different media player. The WCAG non-conformances are:

  • SC 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast): The focus state of some links has low contrast, so it is difficult to see where the focus is.

Job vacancy details pages

The content on these pages is from a third-party provider and cannot be changed. The WCAG non-conformances are:

  • SC 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships): Some visual headings are not marked-up as headings for screen readers. This content is from a third-party, so we cannot fix it.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contracts are due for renewal.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 06 June 2022. It was last reviewed on 06 June 2022.

This website was last tested on 26 May 2022. The test was carried out by Test Partners Ltd.

We followed GOV.UK guidance on deciding how to check the UKAEA Careers website as follows:

  1. We used an automated website mapping tool to identify all the pages on the website.
  2. We grouped the pages according to type, such as all the About pages, Job pages, Life at UKAEA pages etc.
  3. We manually assessed every page to determine the level of consistency within the group and the type of content on those pages.
  4. We identified a minimum representative subset of pages that contain examples of the most common layouts, components and features, including the header and footer, important “unique pages” and components, such as the cookie banner and button, pages with text content, image links and video content, interactive elements such as forms, tabbed interfaces, carousels, hide / reveal functionality and content filtering, AJAX content loading.
  5. We conducted a manual WCAG audit on the representative subset of pages and automated testing of all pages.
  6. We conducted one round of fixing and retesting, such that most WCAG non-conformances have been fixed.
  7. A further round of fixing and retesting is in progress.

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