Accessibility Statement for USW Careers

Accessibility statement for USW Careers - our Careers and Employability Service. 

This accessibility statement applies to homepage of our Careers service at and other sites as part of that service. 

The careers service uses third party platforms to provide a wide range of careers advice, guidance, and opportunities. We have collected accessibility information for assorted products in this statement to make it easier for users to work around the issues we have found. 

‘My Career

Careers Connect

We have outlined the issues we know about and have raised with our suppliers. Additional statements from the suppliers can be found at. 

For ‘Careers Connect’ - Our supplier has provided the following statement.

This website is run by the University of South Wales. 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)  
  • Navigate efficiently through the site using a consistent menu 
  • Navigate most of the application using just a keyboard 
  • Navigate most of our online forms using just a keyboard 

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:  

  • Some of the text on our website is not as easy to read as it could be due to poor contrast.  
  • Some of our interactive elements such as forms and buttons do not have useful labels or text, making them harder to use.  

Feedback and contact information  

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:  

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website  
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement  
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.   

The contacts are  

Email [email protected]

Contact Us -

Reporting accessibility problems with this website  

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please Contact Us.  

When contacting us, please provide: 

  • Page URL (web page address) 
  • Issue encountered (and if on mobile or desktop) 
  • Any software or assistive technology being used (for example browser, screen reader) 

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 are 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  

The University of South Wales is committed to making this 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 following non-compliances listed below.  

Non-accessible content  

We formally test the accessibility of our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards.   

Some parts of the website may not work for everyone. Below are known issues that we either need to fix, cannot fix, or do not need to fix right now. If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us.  

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations  

This section covers issues that we need to fix - We are working with our suppliers to fix issues.  

Issues with ‘Careers Connect’ 

  • Some of our older forms do not clearly label input fields, this fails in WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships), 3.3 (Input Assistance) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value) 
  • Our calendars are not accessible via the keyboard, this fails in WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1 (keyboard accessible) 
  • There may be some links that are not titled in a meaningful way, this fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 (Link Purpose) 
  • Some elements are not keyboard accessible; this fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1 (Keyboard) 
  • There might be pages that are not titled correctly to reflect their content, this fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.2 (Page Titled) 

We have asked tour supplier to address these issues. 

Issues with ‘My Careers’

  • The footer in the page uses text with insufficient colour contrast. This can cause text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (WCAG: 1.4.3).  
  • A search form in the footer is not labelled correctly (WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 4.1.2 ) 
  • Frame elements are missing a title attribute. This may make it more difficult for people with some disabilities to reach the main content of a Web page quickly and easily. (WCAG 2.4.1 ) 

We have asked our supplier to address these issues. 

Disproportionate burden 

We are not claiming Disproportionate Burden for this site 

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations  

This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions.  This website may link to content on third-party sites. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we may be able to help if you contact us.  

Preparation of this accessibility statement  

We tested the site with automatic accessibility tools and plan to undertake more comprehensive checks in future.  

This statement was prepared on 24th November 2020. It was last reviewed on 24th November 2020   

This website was last tested on 24th November 2020. Test were carried out by IT (Information Technology) Services in the University of South Wales, and our suppliers.