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Accessibility statement

This website is managed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • 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:

  • a user’s position on the web site is not always clear if navigating using a keyboard
  • some text and background colours require higher contrast

We are currently making improvements to the accessibility of this website.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format:

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

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact’ page, call or email us for directions.

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 the GMCA digital team by email gmdigital@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk or telephone 0161 778 7000.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) 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 Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. To access this call 18002 0161 778 7000. If there is a specific number you wish to call add the prefix of 18002 to enable Text Relay.

Our offices have access to an audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Greater Manchester Combined Authority 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.

Non accessible content

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

Navigation and accessing information
  • it is not always fully clear to a user where they have tabbed to content on a page. When tabbing, the site does not always move to the correct part of the screen
  • Twitter embed on homepage creates requires user to tab through Twitter feed to navigate to following content
Colour contrast
  • white-on-grey text and grey-on-blue text does not have sufficient colour contrast

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 12 May 2020. The test was carried out internally by Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

We checked all pages on the website, including the homepage. We used a free-to-use developer tool which checks each page against standard accessibility issues. A manual audit was also conducted. Each of the issues was logged, and an action plan formed and implemented for the website.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

All site content has been reviewed and updated using the GMCA web guide for accessibility.

We are reviewing solutions required for the three technical issues identified, and identifying resource to implement these.

We are always open to suggestions, additions or the reporting of accessibility problems. Users can use the contact details supplied above.

We plan to annually review website accessibility and ensure that any new pages conform to web accessibility criteria.

This statement was prepared on 13 May 2020.