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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Stonefish 

This accessibility statement applies to the eRecruitment software called Stonefish used by the University of Hull. The application is accessed using the URL The site uses software supplied by the company Stonefish. It has been developed to meet the WCAG AA standards. 

The website is run by the University of Hull. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website. For example that means that you should be able to:

  • understand the website text
  • change colours and contrast levels
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate all the content using just a keyboard
  • All images have alternative text
  • be able to understand hyperlink destinations from the text description
  • navigate to all headings on the page using assistive technology
  • use text to speech tools to access content

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:

Feedback and contact information

If you require any information in a different format, or have any feedback about the site then please contact us using one the following methods.

  • Internal users (staff and students) can use the internal accessibility form 
  • External parties (applicants and other external individuals) can use the external accessibility form.
  • Email us at giving details of your issue.
  • Contact the HR Business and Systems team on 01482 466619
  • Visit us in person via the HR Department, 1st floor of Venn Building, University of Hull, CottinghamRoad, HU6 7RX between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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

The University of Hull 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • There is no Skip Main Content option available when using the keyboard to improve the user experience. This means that more tab strokes are needed to navigate the page, which impacts on the user experience This contravenes WCAG2.1 -  2.4.1 and is a 3rd party issue. We are, however, communicating with the System Owners regarding this function and have added it to the Accessibility Action Plan, which is monitored and updated annually.
  • There are a number of instances of low contrast (WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum))
  • Examples of long alternative text (WCAG 1.1.1 Non Text Content)
  • Examples of link text which may not make sense out of context. (WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose in context)
  • Examples of redundant title text
  • Examples of skipped headings (WCAG 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks)

We are working to correct these issues where possible within the confines of the software.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We are in dialogue with the supplier to improve the accessibility issues relating to the core product where we cannot correct them ourselves.

We are working towards full level AA compliance.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 12/11/2020. It was last reviewed on 12/11/2020

This website was last tested on 12/11/2020 The test was carried out by the HR Systems team at the University of Hull

We selected a random set of pages and used WAVE to access the accessibility of those pages. 

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