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:
- 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:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you.
Call 0161 778 7000
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
56 Oxford Street
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:
Telephone 0161 778 7000
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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 18th September 2020. The test was carried out internally by Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
A manual audit was conducted on all pages including the admin pages when you login. Each of the issues was logged and reported to our web developers to make the fixes.
What we have done to improve accessibility
We are always open to suggestions, additions or the reporting of accessibility problems. Users can use the contact details supplied above.
We made the following improvements in September 2020
- made the website keyboard accessible
- ensured all page titles are unique on the browser window tabs
- ensured headings was nested in the correct order
- changed text on buttons and headings to lower case text
- added labels to all page buttons
- reviewed labels and attributes to ensure compatibility with assistive technologies
- stated where links opens in a new tab
- made it clearer where there is a dropdown menu on form fields
- made sure hover tooltips are accessible for assistive technologies
- Fixed all keyboard traps
We have developed a web guide and training 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 documents conform to web accessibility criteria.
This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020. It was last updated on 21st September 2020.