Recruitment accessibility


This service is run by Registers of Scotland.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service.

That means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • get from the start of the service to the end using just a keyboard
  • get from the start of the service to the end using speech recognition software
  • listen to the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible is this service

Some people may find parts of this service difficult to use:

  • headings are not always in the correct order
  • some page titles don't describe the page
  • not all actions are available for keyboard-only users
  • keyboard-only users cannot skip to the main content on a page
  • some elements are not given a high enough contrast when they are in focus
  • link text does not fully describe what the link is
  • forms will be difficult to complete for users of screen reading software
  • recovering from errors could be difficult as there are no unique error messages

What to do if you have difficulty using this service

Contact us by:

As part of providing this service, we may need to send you messages or documents.

We’ll ask you how you want us to send messages or documents to you, but contact us if you need them in a different format.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact hrdigital@ros.gov.uk.

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 service’s accessibility

Registers of Scotland is committed to making this service accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This service 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.

Some pages don’t have headings in the correct order

This means they can’t be navigated in the correct order when using a screen reader.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (headings and labels).

Page titles are missing

This means the topic or purpose of the page is not read out by screen readers. It helps to orientate users.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2 (page titles).

Some actions are not available when using a keyboard to navigate.

This means that when tabbing through the page, not all actions are available.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4 (navigable) and 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks).

Some elements are not given high contrast focus

This means that it is difficult identify which link or control has keyboard focus when navigating.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible).

Link text does not describe what the link is

This means that the purpose of links cannot be determined.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context).

Form labels are not given fieldsets and legends

This means that it is difficult to answer any questions that have a choice e.g. radio buttons or checkboxes.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 (info and relationships).

Error messages are not unique

This means that it is difficult to determine how to recover from errors.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3 (input assistance).

How we tested this service

The service was last tested on 4 December 2019 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA. The test was carried out by Registers of Scotland.

This page was prepared on 13/02/2020.