Accessibility statement for Summer Jobs

This website is run by the RNLI. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • 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: 

  • Not all videos have captions. 
  • Videos do not have a transcript. 
  • Videos do not have audiodescription. 
  • Not all form fields and buttons have a label. 
  • It is not clear that the map filter on the lifeguard Find a Job page is a button to open a filter. 
  • There are not multiple ways to navigate the site. Navigation is by menu only. 
  • Not all buttons have a focus state when using a keyboard or VoiceOver. 
  • Not all video controls can be accessed with a keyboard. 
  • Videos cannot be played with a screen reader. 
  • The visual regional map is not available at 400% zoom or when using a screen reader. 
  • When using a screen reader it is not always clear there are videos available. 
  • Some buttons move focus: the map filter opens in a lightbox and some of the social buttons in the footer move the viewport to the top of the page when in VoiceOver focus. 
  • When applying filters, keyboard focus moves to the top of the page. It is not clear that filters have been applied and results loaded when using a screen reader. 
  • Some hover, focus and active states are only indicated by a change in colour. 
  • The homepage does not have the same navigation as the rest of the site. 
  • Not all headings are correctly structured. 
  • Some element IDs are not unique. 
  • The homepage does not have a H1. 
  • When using VoiceOver, individual words in the H1 are read as individual H1 titles. 
  • There is no skip to content button on the homepage. 
  • Some items receive focus twice, or the focus order is unusual when using a keyboard or VoiceOver. 
  • There are images of text. 
  • Social buttons in the footer do not have a hover state. 
  • Not all buttons and headings announced by a screen reader are visible. 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: 

Face to Face Roles 

F2F@rnli.org.uk 

Lifeguard Roles 

Lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Or call Recruitment on +44 (0)1202 336067 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you. 

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: digital@rnli.org.uk or call RNLI Supporter Experience on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 01 511 9836 (Ireland). 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Please contact us if you need any adjustments or changes during the application or interview process. 

You can contact us on: 

Face to Face Roles 

F2F@rnli.org.uk 

Lifeguard Roles 

Lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Or call Recruitment on +44 (0)1202 336067 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The RNLI is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below. 

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility guidelines 

Videos

  • Not all videos have captions. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.2.2 (Captions (Prerecorded)). 
  • Videos do not have a transcript. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.2.3 (Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)). 
  • Videos do not have audio description. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.2.5 (Audio Description (Prerecorded)). 
  • Not all video controls can be accessed with a keyboard. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard).
  • Videos cannot be played with a screen reader. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard). 

Navigation 

  • There is no skip to content button on the homepage. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks). 
  • The homepage does not have the same navigation as the rest of the site. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 3.2.3 (Consistent Navigation).
  • There are not multiple ways to navigate the site. Navigation is by menu only. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.4.5 (Multiple Ways). 

Page Titles

  • The homepage does not have a H1. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.4.2 (Page Titled).
  • When using VoiceOver, individual words in the H1 are read as individual H1 titles. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing). 

Headings and Labels 

  • Not all headings are correctly structured. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing). 
  • Not all form fields and buttons have a label. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions) and WCAG2.0 2.4.6(Headings and Labels). 
  • It is not clear that the map filter on the lifeguard Find a Job page is a button to open a filter. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions).
  • Some element IDs are not unique. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing). 

Use of Colour 

  • Some hover, focus and active states are only indicated by a change in colour. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.4.1 (Use of Colour). 

Visual Information 

  • The visual regional map is not available at 400% zoom or when using a screen reader. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). 
  • There are images of text. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of Text).
  • When using a screen reader it is not always clear there are videos available. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). 

Focus 

  • Not all buttons have a focus state when using a keyboard or VoiceOver. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.4.7 (Focus Visible). 
  • Some buttons move focus: the map filter opens in a lightbox and some of the social buttons in the footer move the viewport to the top of the page when in VoiceOver focus. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 3.2.2 (On Input). 
  • When applying filters, keyboard focus moves to the top of the page. It is not clear that filters have been applied and results loaded when using a screen reader. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and WCAG2.0 3.2.2 (On Input). 
  • Some items receive focus twice, or the focus order is unusual when using a keyboard or VoiceOver. This fails WCAG2.0 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus Order).

How we tested this website 

This website was last tested on in September 2022. The test was carried out by the Digital Experience team at the RNLI. 

We included pages in the main user journeys covering as much functionality as possible in our sample.  

We tested our campaign microsite, available at  https://summerjobs.rnli.org/  

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

This statement was prepared on 30th September 2022. It was last updated on 15th June 2023.