Accessibility statement for (in reference to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Recruitment Website)

This accessibility statement applies to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust’s recruitment website:

This recruitment website was designed and developed by Just R and is run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

We have taken steps to comply with WCAG 2.1 AA which include amends and additions such as:

  • Subtitles option included with videos
  • Suitable colour contrast between text and background colour
  • Website text as simple as possible to understand

This means that you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts with the assistance of the accessibility tool plugin
  • 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)

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:

  • While our online forms can be difficult to navigate, it should be navigational by keyboard
  • In places, decorative elements have been used – these have been stated as decorative elements
  • There are minimal cases of text in imagery to enhance the aesthetic of the website. In such cases, alternative text has been applied as well as additional coding to ensure it is accessible to users using screen-reading software.
  • Certain text elements will be affected when page is zoomed over 300%
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
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, please contact us

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

AWP is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website has been designed and developed with the best intentions of achieving the guidelines of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard. The website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard and partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AAA standard due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


To the best of our abilities, we have added subtitles to all our videos with the options of closed captions (CC), however, videos from third parties are out of our control and could mean that subtitles are not included. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of videos meets accessibility standards.

We will continue to develop the website to meet WCAG 2.1 AAA, which will require the following developments:

  • Not large enough controls. This fails WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.5.5 Target Size. We plan to make these link controls large enough by October 2024.
  • High text contrast. This fails WCAG 2.0 AAA 1.4.6. We plan to achieve the desired contrast ratio by October 2024.
  • Explaining opening tabs. This fails WCAG 2.0 AAA 3.2.5. We plan to achieve this feature by October 2024.
Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26th February 2024. It was last reviewed on 21st March 2024.

This website was last tested on 21st March 2024. The test was carried out by our trusted agency Just R and run through an external audit, preformed on 26th February 2024. The most viewed pages were tested using automated testing tools.

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