The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has developed web accessibility guidelines with technical specifications, and educational resources to help make the web accessible and thereby fulfill the requirements of Web Accessibility Directive (WAD).
Web accessibility is regulated in the Web Accessibility Directive (WAD), that states that public sector websites and mobile apps must be accessible.
What is web accessibility?
Web accessibility means that websites, apps, tools and technologies are developed and designed to be use by everyone – including people with auditory, visual, physical or other disabilities.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provides technical specifications to improve the accessibility of web content, websites and web applications on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices for people with a wide range of disabilities. For public sector websites, compliance to the standard WCAG 2.1 AA is required.
Who is WCAG for?
WCAG is primarily intended for:
Web content developers (page authors, site designers, etc.)
Web authoring tool developers
Web accessibility evaluation tool developers
Others who want or need a standard for web accessibility, including for mobile accessibility
Related resources are intended to meet the needs of many different people, including policy makers, managers, researchers, and others.
WCAG 2.0 was published on 11 December 2008.
WCAG 2.1 was published on 5 June 2018.
WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be published in early 2021.
Web accessibility is regulated in the Web Accessibility Directive (WAD). This EU-directive constitutes a standardization of accessibility laws across the union, and states that public sector websites and mobile apps must be accessible.
The directive, that has been incorporated in Danish law in Loven om tilgængelighed af offentlige organers websteder og mobilapplikationer, sets the following requirements:
New public websites must be must be made accessible from 23 September 2019.
Public sector websites that were published before 23 September 2018 must be made accessible from 23 September 2020.
Public sector mobile apps must be made accessible from 23 June 2021.
Talentech is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Measures to support accessibility
Talentech takes the following measures to ensure accessibility on public career sites delivered from Talent Recruiter by Talentech:
Including accessibility as a requirement for developing web content on public career sites delivered by Talent Recruiter and following level AA in WCAG 2.1. All new web content that are going through a major changes on web content for users/administrators includes the same accessibility requirements to be fulfilled at WCAG 2.1 AA level.
Ensuring all creators of content are receiving the knowledge, skills and learning within the work area they are assigned to.
Assigning clear accessibility goals with responsible in-house trained testers to perform QA from development and set it as a part of our mission and task definitions.
Testing with tools for code validation (WAVE, Siteimprove and Lighthouse), color contrast (Color contrast checker), mobile accessibility and web accessibility.
Functional testing using screen readers tools (Narrator and Apple VoiceOver), navigation using keyboard, navigation when zooming and overall user experience.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. "Fully conforms" means that the content meets all of the WCAG requirements at the specified Level without exceptions. Read the Web Content Accessibility guidelines here
Talent Recruiter public career pages conforms to WCAG 2.1 Level AA. Based on: WCAG designed career pages that has been made available for all in public sector. View the WCAG designed career pages here
Talent Recruiter internal administration pages partially conform to WCAG 2.1 Level AA. All new web content that are going through a major changes on web content for users/administrators includes the same accessibility requirements to be fulfilled at WCAG 2.1 Level AA.
Compatibility with browsers
Talent Recruiter websites are supported by the most updated version of major browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and therefore some accessibility aspects may not display optimally in it. The websites are not designed for other or earlier browsers and can meet accessibility limitations when using such browsers.
The Talent Recruiter websites relies upon the following technologies:
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility, there may be some limitations that we are continuously working on to improve.
Third party providers delivering videos features might have accessibility limitations. We are striving to work with third party providers to optimize the accessibility.
Some design limitations in maps and box design on position list.
Some controls delivered by third party provider, may experience some limitations with screen readers. Controls are being replaced to ensure proper accessibility with screen readers.
Ensured sufficient contrast ratio for foreground and background and other elements for color blindness
Unique ID attributes
Image elements with [alt] attributes for screen readers to understand images
Added editor tools with Header selections for screen readers
Added scripts to support various elements
Added Aria labels for fields for improving screen readers
Ensured option to tab through pages and added highlight indicators
Improved overall HTML structure
Continues WCAG improvements
Improving our remaining limitations or finding alternatives for career pages mentioned in statement
New services of external public pages of Talent Recruiter, will per goal be developed with WCAG compliance 2.1 Level AA.
New page content delivered on Administrator/User content pages are per goal that all pages going through a major changes on web content to fulfill a level on WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance.
Talentech assesses the accessibility of the Talent Recruiter websites by self-evaluation.
We welcome feedback on accessibility of Talent Recruiter public career pages. Let us know if you meet any barriers.