Accessibility statement for the City of Edinburgh Council Candidate Portal
This website is run by the City of Edinburgh Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
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:
- older PDF documents are not accessible to screen reader software
- some videos do not have captions and rely on auto-captions, which are not accurate.
- images do not always have appropriate text alternatives.
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 call 0131 469 5555.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 City of Edinburgh 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Our older PDFs documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they are not structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 20 November 2020. We tested the website manually to ensure compliance with each criteria of the WCAG 2.1.
We tested all HTML web pages on the site at this date.
This statement was prepared on 20 November 2020. It was last updated on 20 November 2020.