Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on

This website is run by Leeds City Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, 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
  • 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)

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

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:

  • we might link to websites or software we do not own or manage and cannot guarantee their accessibility
  • job description documents hosted on this site which are linked from the Cornerstone OnDemand system aren’t accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email

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

Leeds City 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 WCAG 2.2, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Form elements must have labels

The search label on the jobs archive page is not linked to it's corresponding input.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The fix is in our backlog for prioritisation and will be fixed by the team as soon as possible.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand enlists the help of DAC, leaders in compliance, to satisfy WCAG 2.1 and accessibility standards and any VPAT requests.

The ‘Search Candidates’ and ‘Manage Requisition’ pages have multiple barriers to accessibility which may prevent screen reader users and users who cannot use a mouse from interacting with the content.

Screen reader users may encounter issues as there are form elements that do not have a programmatically associated label and there are also links which do not have a descriptive text element.

There are grouped form elements which are not labelled correctly, users who rely on audio feedback may not be aware of the relationships between the input fields.

Aria has been used incorrectly on some elements, which may prevent users who rely on audio feedback from interacting with the elements. There are also elements that have duplicated ID’s which may prevent assistive technology from interacting with the element with the duplicated ID correctly.

Pages are present which do not have a heading structure and some pages have an illogical heading structure.

Users who cannot use a mouse may find that there are elements that are not accessible to users who cannot use a mouse and the tab order of some pages is not logical. There are also elements which have no visible focus highlighting mechanism. There is a modal present that has an internal scroll which users who cannot use a mouse will not be able to interact with.

Some link text has no visible indicator, such as an underline and the colour contrast ratio from the surrounding text is not sufficient. Some users may not be aware that the elements are links.

Cornerstone are aware of the issues and are working towards a resolution.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13 May 2020. It was last reviewed on 30 April 2024.

This website was last tested on 2 August 2023. The test was carried out by Leeds City Council.

We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.

The pages we tested were:

  • Home
  • City
  • Council
  • Values
  • Benefits
  • Teams