The Northern Ireland Assembly is always working to make this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you use, and whether or not you have any disabilities. For example, that means you should be able to:
You may find the following links useful in adjusting the settings of the browser that you use to navigate our website more comfortably
Please be aware that when navigating the Northern Ireland Recruitment site, we recommend not using the Internet Explorer browser. As this browser now only receives minimal support and updates, much of the functionality of the site is not fully supported by this browser.
For further guidance on adapting your computer to your accessibility needs, visit AbilityNet. Their site shows you how to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
We have endeavoured to make the website as accessible as possible however you may encounter sections that are not as easy to navigate as others are.
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 as soon as possible.
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and the Assembly Web Team welcomes any feedback that will help us improve accessibility on the website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email [email protected] or call 028 9052 1137.
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) 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 Commission.
If you would like to visit the building, please view our accessibility information to find out the arrangements and facilities that we offer.
The Northern Ireland Assembly is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Our interactive organisational chart may be difficult to access. The interactive chart fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (images of text). However we have provided a text alternative for anyone who experiences difficulties.
Navigation and accessing information
When navigating the website with a keyboard, it is possible to skip repeated content in the page header and links will be highlighted as you tab through them. We have also taken steps to avoid keyboard ‘traps’. Content should still be accessible whether viewed in horizontal or vertical orientation and no matter how large the text size.
However, as the website is very new (as of November 2019) it has not yet been fully tested. If you have any difficulty in navigating the site or accessing content, please get in touch and we will consider the issue and provide the content in an alternative format where possible.
Interactive tools and transactions
Our interactive forms should be easily navigable (as each form control has an associated ‘label’ tag). If you experience any problems, please get in touch and we can process your request in another manner if appropriate.
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
Our inquiries contact form is built using the WordPress platform and its associated contact form widget. Our newsletter form is also built using a WordPress widget integrated with MailChimp, the email management service.
We try to ensure that all PDF and documents on the website are as accessible as possible. Before uploading Word documents we use the Microsoft Word 2016 Accessibility Check to search for any issues and then take approopriate action to remedy anything highlighted. Similarly, PDF documents are analysed using Adobe Acrobat’s inbuilt Accessibility tool and any issues are addressed with the recommended actions before upload.
This website, niarecruitment.org, was last tested in-house on 12 November 2019.
As the website is comparatively small, we tested every page. However the site was not tested with any assistive technologies and therefore there may be sections of the site which may prove difficult to access or navigate. If you do experience any of these issues, please get in touch.
This accessibility statement applies only to the niarecruitment.org microsite and not our main website, niassembly.gov.uk, or any of our other microsites.
This statement was prepared on 1 November 2019. It was last updated on 27 April 2021.