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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:

  • 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 us via careers.hub@mft.nhs.uk

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 us via careers.hub@mft.nhs.uk.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Careers Hub 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

While most do, not all of 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). When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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. Some iframe video embeds are missing the "title" attribute. When we add new videos we will ensure, where possible, it has captions available and the title attribute in the iframe.

Interactive tools, data visualisations and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships).

Forms

Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. Some legacy forms may still be in Word doc format and not an online form. Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Pre-recorded video

Some older pre-recorded videos don’t have an audio captioning or description, so the information in them isn’t available to people who cannot see or the hear the video content. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.5. As we publish new video content we’ll make sure to use captions/subtitles in order to meet accessibility standards.

Third-party content

Third-party content on our site that is neither funded nor developed by, nor under the control of, the public sector body may also not be accessible. For example slides accompanying webinars and social media widgets and plugins - for example the Twitter feeds on our homepage.

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 (opens in a new tab) if they’re not essential to providing our services. Some of our older PDFs and Word documents, including some published after September 2018, do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. Our newer documents should be compliant. If a new document is published that we have not been able to make accessible, we will make this clear on the page holding the document itself, along with details of when the document will be fixed by or how to obtain the information in an alternative format.

Documents designed for print and creative / artistic content

Some of our documents have been designed for print and as such may not be accessible for screenreaders. Some documents also contain artistic and creative content, and are also not accessible by screen readers.

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.