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We want as many people as possible to be able to use this site. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours and contrast levels. We have designed all pages on our website so that all information that is conveyed with colour is also available without colour. We’ve tried to use colours that make the words on our web pages easy to read, but we know that some people have trouble with reading text in certain colours. You may be able to use your own colours with your browser.
  • change font sizes. While we've used clear, legible font for all text and headings, we realise it may not be everyone's personal preference in size. You may be able to change the text size in your browser.
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text overlapping
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to the website using a screen reader such as NVDA or VoiceOver
  • bypass the navigation on pages using a “skip to content” link
  • understand the purpose of links from the link text alone

If you need extra help in using computers, the web and assistive technology, you can visit AbillityNet’s My Computer, My Way. This site has advice on making your device easier to use if you have an impairment.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some PDF documents designed and uploaded before April 2014 may not be fully accessible to screen reader software. Where it is not possible to provide an accessible PDF, we aim to provide them in Word format. Some resources are also available in other formats, such as easy read. Contact us if you wish to request an alternative version of PDF content.

A full listing of known issues with our web pages that may affect users with impairments is available below under non-accessible content.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, or audio recording

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working 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: info@activityalliance.org.uk or call 01509 227750. You can also contact Laila Issa via email at laila@activityalliance.org.uk or call 0161 228 2868.

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 are always keen to hear your comments and feedback on any of our work.

Find out how to contact us.

Please contact us if you require further support to visit us in person.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Activity Alliance 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.

Other areas of non-compliance can be found in the ‘non-compliance with accessibility regulations’ section and will work to resolve these when we can allocate the budget for it out of our funding.   

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Images and non-text content

Some informative images do not have descriptive alt text available for assistive technology. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1)

There is an image link where the alt text does not contain all the text available in the image. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3)

Colour and contrast

There is insufficient contrast between text and background for some text elements. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3)

There is insufficient contrast between some input fields and their borders. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11)

There is insufficient contrast between some informational graphics and their backgrounds. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11)

Page and content structure

Some visual headings are not marked up as such for assistive technology. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1)

Some list items, including pagination on some pages, are not marked up semantically as a list (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1)

Keyboard navigation and focus order

The calendar widgets on the “Submit a job” page are not keyboard operable as focus cannot be moved into the calendar. (An alternative input method is provided via input fields.) (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1)

A few components on the homepage do not receive keyboard focus in a logical order. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3)

Text resizing & adjustment

The ability to reflow content is not fully supported, as a small number of items require horizontal scrolling or are clipped with 400% browser zoom. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion  1.4.10)

Note: This statement was prepared following a basic accessibility review that aims to highlight the most critical accessibility issues. This means that not all accessibility issues can be reported. A more in-depth accessibility check should be undertaken when the issues identified so far have been resolved. 

Disproportionate burden

We are not claiming disproportionate burden.

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

  • Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
    • We have a silent video on our contact us page featuring British Sign Language and captions. Most of the content is provided in text elsewhere on the page, but not a verbatim transcript. This video was published in 2018 and therefore is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations. However, if a user requires a transcript, they can contact us and one will be provided on request.
    • Live audio and video. If a live video is kept on the site for more than 14 days, then it is considered a pre-recorded video and may no longer be exempt.
    • Third-party content outside of the control of the organisation
      • All new video content produced by us on this site or our YouTube channel is available to watch with subtitles. Sometimes, if we embed other’s videos, they may not have open or closed captions. We strive, where we can, to promote their usage in many environments.
      • Since April 2014 it has been our procedure to make all non-HTML documents on our website, like PDF (Portable Document Format) files, accessible. Documents added to the site before this date, or when updating a previous document, may not be accessible. Where this is not possible, we aim to provide them in Word format too. Some resources are also available in other formats, like easy read.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 5 June 2021. It was last reviewed on 2 June 2021.

This website was last tested on 6 October 2020. The test was carried out by AbilityNet.

8 pages of the website were tested using a light-touch accessibility review that aims to highlight the most critical accessibility issues and is based on the W3C WAI Easy Checks (https://www.w3.org/WAI/test-evaluate/preliminary/). This means that not all accessibility issues can be reported. A more in-depth accessibility check will be undertaken when the issues identified so far have been resolved and resources are available to complete a full review.