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FairHire is committed to making the content of this website available to the widest possible audience, and we have designed it to be accessible.

How you can use this website

On this website, 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.

If you have a disability then AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use.

How accessible this website is

The majority of this website is accessible when the accessibility mode is turned through the accessibility button which you can find in the footer of each page. We monitor the site often to identify any new problems.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • The platform page and the Blind Hiring page are not fully accessible yet
  • The YouTube embed on the homepage is not fully accessible as per Googles own code base

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you have problems accessing information on this website or 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 3 business days.

Reporting accessibility problems

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: support@fairhire.org to let us know.

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

FairHire 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.

Issues with technology

The vast majority of our website works correctly on most used web technology.

Issues with images and video

We strive to make all of the content accessible. We are aware of the following issues with the images and videos on our site:

  • We plan to add text alternatives for all images by July 2020. When we publish new content we'll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website homepage was last tested against W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 on 30th October 2019 using the tool Accessibility Insights by Microsoft Monthly. This tool scans 100% of our web pages and tests against all the criteria in the guidelines for AA compliance.

We tested:

  • The main homepage on our website, available at https://fairhire.org

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are actively looking to improve accessibility on our website.

The improvements below have been identified on our current work schedule.

Accessibility improvement roadmap

Target Date Items of work Type of work Status
July 2020 Page 2 - The Platform, fully AA compliant Developer Backlog
July 2020 Page 3 - Blind Hiring, fully AA compliant Developer Backlog