Accessibility statement for CWAG

Accessibility statement for CWAG

This statement applies to content published on the www.councilswithalmos.co.uk domain.

This website is run by Councils with ALMOs Group (CWAG). It is designed to be used by local authority officers who are members of CWAG. The text should be clear and simple to understand.

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact cwag.info@manchester.gov.uk We'll consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.

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: cwag.info@manchester.gov.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

Councils with ALMOs Group is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

  • Focused links and buttons sometimes do not have enough contrast. This fails WCAG 1.4.11 AA (Non-text Contrast). We plan to fix this when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in December 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

There's no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a 'skip to main content' option) or skip blocks of content. It's not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

It's not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. The website is not responsive which makes it difficult to view the content.

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard.

We've assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in December 2021.

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

The following content does not need to comply with the accessibility requirement until September 2020, because it was published before September 2018.

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27th July 2020.

This website was last tested on 1st May 2020.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test we tested all pages in the main navigation.