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University of Southampton eRecruit Accessibility Statement

Our eRecruit system, provided by Stonefish Software is partially accessible.

The University of Southampton takes accessibility very seriously and welcomes as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We are actively working to make the website more accessible to everyone and compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. 

The Stonefish Platform is developed to meet the WCAG AA standards.

You can:

  • understand the website text 
  • change colours and contrast levels 
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • navigate all the content using just a keyboard 
  • there is a clear focus indicator 
  • images have alternative text 
  • understand hyperlink destinations from the text description 
  • navigate to all headings on the page using assistive technology 
  • use text to speech tools to access content. 

How we are improving the sites accessibility:

There is currently no 'Skip Main Content' option available when using the keyboard to improve the user experience. This means additional tab strokes are required to navigate the page, which impacts on the user experience. This contravenes WCAG2.1 - 2.4.1 and is a third-party issue. We are, however, communicating with the software provider regarding this function and the facility will be available in the next upgrade of the system. 

Last updated June 2021

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