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Ensuring accessibility in Recruitment Website Design

These days recruitment websites have become an essential tool for job seekers and employers. These platforms offer a convenient and efficient way to connect talent with job opportunities. However, it's crucial to remember that not all users have the same abilities or access to technology. To ensure inclusivity and reach a wider audience, it is imperative to design recruitment websites with accessibility in mind. By implementing accessible design principles, we can create an inclusive digital environment that caters to individuals with disabilities. In this article, we will explore some key strategies for ensuring accessibility in recruitment website design.

Clear and Consistent Layout

The layout of a recruitment website plays a significant role in providing a seamless user experience. It is essential to keep the design simple, consistent, and easy to navigate. Use clear headings, logical page structures, and consistent placement of navigation elements. Users with visual impairments or cognitive disabilities rely on these features to understand and interact with the content effectively.

Text and Typography

The choice of fonts and typography can greatly impact the accessibility of a website. Opt for clear and legible fonts and try to avoid decorative fonts that may be difficult to read, especially for individuals with dyslexia or visual impairments. Ensure a sufficient contrast between text and background colors to enhance readability. Additionally, offer the option to adjust font sizes, allowing users to customise the text to their preference.

Alt Text for Images

Images play a vital role in conveying information and enhancing the visual appeal of a recruitment website. However, individuals with visual impairments rely on alternative text (alt text) descriptions to understand the content of images. Provide concise and descriptive alt text for all images, describing their purpose or conveying the information they represent. This ensures that visually impaired users can access the same information as sighted users.

Keyboard Accessibility

Many individuals with mobility impairments or certain types of disabilities rely on keyboards to navigate websites. It is crucial to ensure that all website functionality, including navigation menus, forms, and interactive elements, can be accessed and operated using only a keyboard. This involves incorporating proper focus indicators, providing logical tab order, and avoiding keyboard traps that prevent users from navigating through the website efficiently.

Form Design

Recruitment websites often include application forms for candidates to submit their information. Designing accessible forms is essential to ensure that all users can complete them without barriers. Use clear labels and instructions for each form field, and provide error messages in an accessible format. Consider incorporating auto-suggestions or dropdown menus to aid users in filling out form fields accurately.

Video and Audio Content

Recruitment websites may feature video or audio content, such as interviews or promotional videos. To make these elements accessible, provide closed captions or transcripts for videos and ensure that audio content includes text alternatives. This way, individuals with hearing impairments can access the information presented in these formats.

Consistent Navigation and Feedback

Navigation and feedback are critical aspects of website usability and accessibility. Ensure that users can easily identify their location within the website and have clear navigation options to move between pages. Use consistent language and design patterns throughout the website, as this helps users with cognitive disabilities or learning difficulties to understand and interact with the content more effectively.

Testing and User Feedback

While following accessibility guidelines and best practices is essential, it is equally important to test the website's accessibility with real users. Conduct usability tests involving individuals with disabilities to identify any potential barriers or challenges they may face. Gather feedback from users and make necessary improvements based on their experiences. This iterative process helps to ensure that the website meets the needs of a diverse range of users.


Designing recruitment websites with accessibility in mind is crucial for creating an inclusive digital environment. By implementing clear and consistent layouts, using legible typography, providing alternative text for images, ensuring keyboard accessibility, designing accessible forms, incorporating captions for video and audio content, maintaining consistent navigation, and seeking user feedback, we can create recruitment websites that are accessible to all. By prioritising accessibility, we not only enhance the user experience for individuals with disabilities but also open doors to a wider pool of talent, creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

ALl of the websites and templates we design undergo an accessibility audit to ensure they're as optimised as they can be. We enjoy the highest audit scores from any vendor in the industry so if you're looking for the best recruitment website that offers the most functionality with the best accessibility, performance and SEO audit scores then get in touch with us and see how we can help you.

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Template based recruitment website pricing

We operate a Pay Monthly solution for our recruitment platform. Pricing for this starts from £99 per month with a one off nominal setup fee of £299. This has everything you need to operate your recruitment website, including: our stellar professional website hosting, SSL certificates, daily website backups, minimal website updates and email support.

This is our preferred method of sale as it balances out the risk of a large outlay between both you and us, thus freeing cashflow to allow you to concentrate on marketing your services and growing your business.

We also offer more comprehensive monthly packages tailored to suit your needs.

Custom designed recruitment website pricing

If you would prefer a bespoke website design we can certainly accommodate your needs. Our initial build fee starts from £995. Included in your package is everything listed in the Nominal Fee Setup with the main difference being the length of your initial contract. If you would like to discuss available options please get in contact.

Each design is quoted on a client by client basis and starts with a brief, outlining your goals and requirements.

Please note that the setup fee is dependant on theme and services / functionality required for your project. Each project is quoted on an individual basis. Please get in contact to discuss your options with one of our experts today.