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Accessibility statement

How West Northamptonshire Council websites are organised

The West Northamptonshire Council ‘careers’ website is a separate website to our main website. Each website has its own accessibility statement, to ensure we can properly describe the accessibility for each site or service.

This accessibility statement applies to our ‘careers’ website for West Northamptonshire Council at Jobs and careers with West Northamptonshire Council ( and does not cover the wider family of West Northamptonshire Council websites.


This website is owned by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and delivered by a third party provider. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and we want this site to be as accessible as possible. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts using browser settings

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen using browser settings

  • 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

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

The My Computer My Way guide from AbilityNet is a step-by-step guide to help you make your device easier to use.


If you would like information on our website translated into another language, you may find one of the following services meets your needs; however, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any external website or free website translators:

Under some circumstances, for example, if you cannot read the information easily in English, you can request information in a different language from us. This includes British Sign Language, easy read or a foreign language. Please contact our customer service centre for advice.

How accessible is this website?

This website has been developed to be as accessible as possible. However, we know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you 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 within 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our contact us page, please call us on 0300 126 7000 for directions.

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).

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact us using the contact details at the end of this statement.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

West Northamptonshire Council 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 is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some of the PDF documents currently available on the website are not fully accessible due to the way they have been created – this fails on Success Criterion 2.4.2 Page TitledWCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content, and 1.3.1: Info and Relationships. We plan to resolve this issue by May 2024.

The focus indicator for the form fields under ‘Search our vacancies’ is not very clear against the background. This fails on Success Criterion WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible. We plan to resolve this issue by May 2024.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be fully accessible to a screen reader.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We provide training to all content authors to ensure new content is accessible. We monitor this website and we aim to address any issues promptly. We will be reviewing this site regularly and updating this statement accordingly.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 February 2024.

Pages of this website are audited for WCAG 2.1 AA compliance issues using both automated and manual checks on random pages. by our web team.

Last updated 26 March 2024

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