What is accessibility?
Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a service, environment or device is accessible by as many people as possible. It is often used to focus on people with disabilities and their right of access to information, training, places of work, sport and leisure, and the community generally.
Our website has been built to meet WCAG AA standards. This aims to make the site fully accessible to people using a range of browsing tools, enabling them to increase or decrease text size, change the colour contrast, use screen readers and other browser-based tools that users may employ.
For further information on the WCAG AA standards, please see https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/quickref/ for further information.
If you require assistance accessing our website, please contact us.
Accessibility at JET
One of our goals at JET is to make our web pages easier to navigate and read. While this is primarily intended to assist those with disabilities, it can be helpful to all readers. If you require any assistance accessing this website, please contact us for help.
JET's buildings have been designed to be accessible for people with disabilities, though we acknowledge that all people are different and therefore have different accessibility needs. Some of the accessibility features of both the Oakfield Building and our Acorn site in Trinity are:
- disabled parking spaces
- electric doors to access the building
- wide corridors and doors
- flat level access
platform lift (Oakfield building)
accessible toilet with rails, ceiling track hoist and change table
adaptive software and hardware technology for computer training
Smart whiteboards for interactive learning
quiet room for relaxation and decreasing anxiety
Workplace accessibility and reasonable adjustments
Making a workplace accessible or exploring reasonable adjustments to a job role can be simple and inexpensive to do. JET works with a client and their employer to help identify potential adjustments and offers advice and guidance around how a company can be inclusive and accommodate their employee’s needs. JET can assist with a referral to an Occupational Therapist for a workplace visit and specialist advice on different adaptations and equipment available. We are also able to support clients to apply for an Access to Work Grant to fund any aids and equipment needed, maximising independence within the workplace and supporting our clients to remain in work.