Accessibility Statement


The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) want as many people as possible to be able to use our website.  It should be noted however that the current JABS website was created before current accessibility standards were introduced and as such may not be fully accessible.

JABS is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and is working to identify and where possible resolve accessibility issues with the website.  JABS are exploring options with a view of having a fully compliant website by the end of 2024 which will include an agreed accessibility auditing process.

Compliance status

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) AA standard due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-Accessible Content

JABS is aware of the following issues, for which we have claimed a temporary disproportionate burden exemption for a period of 12 months from February 2024. Budgetary constraints limit JABS ability to resolve the issues within this timeframe, however, based on previous feedback, these issues only have a very limited impact on users ability to use the site:

·         WCAG 1.4.10 Reflow - At 400% zoom some menu items are no longer visible

·         WCAG 1.4.4 Resize Text - At 200% zoom some breadcrumb bar items are no longer visible

·         WCAG 1.4.10 Reflow - In mobile view, some menu items are no longer visible

·         WCAG 1.4.4 Resize Text- Zooming is not available for users on mobile devices

·         WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) - Some pages and page elements have limited colour contrast

·         Not all hyperlinks are accessible to screen readers

·         WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard - The cookie control popup is not optimised for keyboard use

·         WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) and WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, ValueNot all links have discernible text

·         WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) - Some documents on the website have limited colour contrast

·         WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content - Not all images have alt-text

·         WCAG 2.4.2 Page titled - Some documents on the website have inaccurate titles

·         WCAG 1.4.5 Images of Text - There are images of text, particuarly on the "what we're looking for" page. 

·         WCAG 2.4.3 Focus Order - At 200% and 400% zoom users have to tab backwards to access menu links such as "The Process" and "Vacancies". 


Feedback and Contact Information

JABS is working to resolve the issues noted above however in the interim, should any users experience difficulties in accessing any elements of the website, they should contact us at

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission enforces the accessibility regulations (the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018).

If you're not happy with how we respond to your feedback, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. They are an independent advice service. They will advise you on what to do next.

Not within the scope of the regulations

The accessibility regulations do not cover PDF or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 January 2024. The statement was last reviewed on 22 February 2024 and is based on a partial external accessibility audit which was carried out on this website in October 2023 by the UK Government Digital Service. The audit followed the WCAG Evaluation Methodology

The audit carried out by the UK Government Digital Service only tested a subset of pages and did not test for all WCAG errors.

Ongoing internal reviews are conducted on content published to this website and design system components used to construct the site.

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