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:

  • colours and font sizes meet the standards in WCAG 2.0 level AA
  • users can zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • users can navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • most of the site will be navigated using the keyboard and screen read navigation, key navigation elements are labelled so that technology can recognise their functionality
  • all the text is available to be read aloud by speech text to speech software, along with descriptive text for most images

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:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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

  • email gmacsenquiries@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
  • call 0161 778 7000
  • write to us at: GMACS Team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Broadhurst House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU 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 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. Images Not all our images have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards. – they are

Navigation and accessing information

The accessibility of embedded video content is dependent on the standards reached by the third-party provider. Where possible we will make use of features such as subtitles to ensure our content is accessible.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

We have developed a web guide to ensure all web authors are creating content that is accessible. We plan to annually review website accessibility and ensure that any new pages or PDFs and other online documents conform to web accessibility criteria.

This statement was prepared on 23rd January 2020. It was last updated on 16th September 2020