Website accessibility statement

Scope’s commitment to website accessibility

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible, it is tested for accessibility every 4 months.

We want everyone to be able to us use it, no matter what their impairments and which technologies they use. This is part of our Everyday Equality strategy.

We have created the site taking best practice web accessibility guidelines into account, including WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1 and BS 8878.

Adapting your experience to your needs

We have made the site as usable as we can, but you might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your individual needs.

For example you might change the site’s colours, increase the text size, or have the site spoken aloud.

For help with customising your experience using accessibility features already on your computer, or by installing extra assistive technologies. Try these sites:

Known problems with this site’s accessibility

We know that there are some accessibility problems with this site, and we are going to fix them as soon as we can.

We are currently working to fix:

  • some websites we link to may not have been tested for their accessibility
  • some of our older PDF documents may not work correctly with screen readers
  • most, but not all of our videos are understandable by people with vision impairments without audio-description
  • the cookies banner may remain accessible to screen readers when it is closed and cannot be seen visually
  • in Job Profiles and Job description pages text only enlargement of "Back to search results" and "Send to a friend" buttons results in the loss of some text visibility
  • in job applications popups and error messages are not announced to screen reader users

If any of these problems stop you getting the information or service you need from our site, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Latest updates

April and May 2022 testing included 52 pages, with tests carried out on Apple and Android mobile devices and on PCs with Chrome 103, Firefox 102 with Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA).

Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Microsoft and has been removed from our testing schedule.

Contact us if you have problems using this site

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our site, so if you find anything on the site difficult to use please let us know using this form.

To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, please tell us:

  • the web address or title of the page where you found a problem
  • what the problem is
  • what computer and software you use.

All constructive feedback about the accessibility or usability of our site is welcome and we promise to consider it carefully.

This accessibility statement was last updated in July 2022 and follows the advice on accessibility statements in British Standard BS 8878.