Accessibility statement for LIFT futures jobs portal
This statement applies to content published on the Lift
Futures jobs portal. This
accessibility statement does not apply to content on the Lift
This website is run by Islington Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The
text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
You should be able to:
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
device easier to use if you have a disability.
AbilityNet has advice on making your
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- The upload document dialog does not have an accessible name and role. Screen reader users who
cannot see the screen will not be aware of the existence of the upload document dialog.
- The keyboard focus indicator is difficult to see in the rich text editing tools used when
employers upload a job.
- The colour picker tool in the rich text editing tools used when employers upload a job is
lacking an accessible name. This makes the colour picker inoperable for screen reader users who
cannot see the screen.
- In the rich text editing tools used when employers upload a job, as soon as a font size drop
down receives the keyboard focus, that size is selected for the new font size and the keyboard
focus is moved to the main edit area. This makes the font size adjustment tool awkward to
operate for keyboard only users and screen reader users who cannot see the screen.
- In the rich text editing tools used when an employer uploads a job, they are able to view some
form controls in full screen mode. This visually hides the rest of the content on the page.
However, the rest of the content on the screen remains on the page, even though it is not
visible to sighted users. This means that if a user presses the tab key on the keyboard, the
keyboard focus indicator will move beyond the visible area of the screen. For keyboard only
users, not being able to see the keyboard focus indicator makes the page impossible to operate.
- On the paste from Word dialog in the editing tools on the vacancy registration page, if the
keyboard focus is in the main edit area, pressing the tab key on the keyboard moves the cursor
to the right, not to the next form control. Activating the tab key does not move to the next
form control and activating the shift and tab keys together does not move to the previous
control. Screen reader users who cannot see the screen and keyboard only users usually use the
tab key to navigate between interactive controls. This makes it very difficult for screen reader
users who cannot see the screen, and impossible for keyboard only users to leave the dialog, or
operate any of the controls in the dialog.
- In the rich text editing tools used when an employer uploads a job, the text edit areas, which
are iFrames and the paste from word dialog do not have accessible names. The edit areas are also
not programmatically associated with the nearby question or label. When screen reading software
reaches the edit areas, screen reading software.
- On the list of documents table or vacancies you have applied for table, all of the data rows
in the first column have a link. Not only is the link in the tab index, but the data cell itself
is in the tab index. When the data cell has the keyboard focus and the user presses the enter
key nothing happens. The link will only open when the link itself has the keyboard focus.
Keyboard only users may mistake the cell for the link. This means that keyboard only users could
navigate to what they believe is the link, press the enter key, but nothing happens. This also
means that users have to press the tab key twice to navigate past each cell, which is
unexpected. In addition, the data cell has no accessible name. This forces screen reading
software to try and guess the accessible name of the content. Screen reading software announces
that activating the data cell in the first column will change the sort order of the column,
which it does not.
- Screen reader users should be able to navigate between table cells by pressing and holding
CTRL and ALT keys on their keyboard and then using the up and down arrow keys. Screen reader
users should be able to navigate using the method if the table is marked up correctly (no
tables listed below, this is not possible to do consistently. Users can navigate between cells
using this method for one or two cells but not for the whole table. The tables appeared to be
correctly marked up for accessibility. This only affects tables which it is possible to sort the
columns. Tables affected include
- Opportunities table on the opportunities page
- All your document stable on the documents page
- Vacancies you’ve applied for on the Hanlon web client portal (vacancies applied for) page.
- The date inputs are not programmatically associated with the labels. Screen reader users hear
a date being announced, but are not sure to what this date refers to. There is an aria label for
the dates (aria-label="set live date / set closing date") but this is not being read aloud by
screen reading software.
- The date input is difficult for screen reader users to use. The result is screen reader users
will struggle to type in the dates. The date input is a combobox and is announced to screen
reader users as such. As it is a combobox users expect to be able use the up and down arrows to
select different options. This is possible, however the options are not read aloud to screen
read users. When screen reader users use the up and down arrows to select a date, there is no
audible feedback. Users can try and type in the date. This works so long as users do not type in
the slash between the dates. If the user types in the slash the cursor jumps to the next date
level (e.g. month to year).
- In the rich text editing tools used when an employer uploads a job there is a colour picker
tool. It is not possible to open this using the keyboard (enter or space).
- In the rich text editing tools used when an employer uploads a job there a set of editing
tools. These are buttons. They work on enter but not on space. Buttons typically work on enter
or space in HTML.
Getting support with this website (reasonable adjustments)
Both screen reader users who cannot see the screen and keyboard only users will find some parts of this
site impossible to use. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. We are working with our
suppliers to resolve this. In the meantime, if you are having difficulty using this site please contact
the LIFT Futures team who will be happy to help. For support email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to request content in a different format
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy
read, audio recording or braille:
- report it online using our contact
- call 020 7527 2000 or minicom 020 7527 1900
- if you use British Sign Language you can contact Islington Council using our Sign
Language Interpreting Services
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, contact us.
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
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing or are unable to communicate
via speech. Islington Council’s Customer Centre and the Town Hall have audio induction loops, or if you
contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Find out how to contact us.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Islington 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 following non-compliances. There are no exemptions applicable to this website.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- 4.1.2 Name role value
- 1.4.11 Non text contrast
- 2.4.7 Focus visible
- 2.1.2 Keyboard
- 2.1.2 keyboard trap
- 3.2.1 On focus
- 2.4.3 Focus order
- 1 3.1 Info and relationships
- 3.3.2 Labels and instructions
The accessibility problems in this website will be resolved by the 30th of
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22/03/2023. It was last reviewed on 22/03/2023.
This website was last tested on 07/03/2023. The test was carried out by Islington Council using a combination of manual and automated testing using assistive technology.