At NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, we want as many people as possible to be able to use and benefit from the websites within the Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers platform that are listed below.
- Dentistry careers website https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/dentistry
- General practice careers website https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/generalpractice
- Pharmacy careers website https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/pharmacy
- Optometry careers website https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/optometry
- Primary Care website https://gmprimarycare.org.uk
We want to ensure that people are able to navigate the website using a keyboard or speech recognition software. We also want to ensure that people are able to listen to the content on website using a screen reader.
During May 2023 we completed a basic accessibility audit of the websites listed above. We tested whether a sample of the pages on the website is accessible against the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines AA accessibility standard (WCAG 2.1). The selected pages were assessed using two automated accessibility testing tools, code review and manual user testing.
The basic accessibility audit that we undertook highlighted that this is website is not fully compliant with the WCAG 2.1 accessibility standard as some of the content listed below is inaccessible.
We have installed an accessibility tool that enables our website editors to review all existing content and take steps to fix any accessibility issues. Throughout the year we will update this accessibility statement to reflect the work undertaken to fix the accessibility issues identified below.
We have provided ‘skip to content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to each page’s main content. ‘Skip to content’ links are useful to give screen reader and keyboard users the same capability of navigating directly to the main content.
HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.
You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option. Increasing the size of text by 200% on the websites sometimes causes the structure to break. Increasing text spacing also causes problems with the main navigation bar. We will review the websites structure to identify changes that could be made to prevent it from breaking when the size of text is increased by 200%.
We have checked text and background colour combinations used throughout the websites to ensure that the contrast is sufficient. We used the Coolers online contrast checker to ensure all contrast scores are at least 4.5:1, in line with the WCAG AA standard.
Alternative text for images
Some of the images on the websites do not contain alternative tags to tell screen readers what they represent, so may not be recognised. We are currently working to add good quality alternative tags to every image on the websites.
All hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text. However many of the links on this website are missing title or aria-label tags so screen readers will not be able to recognise them.
We will review the hyperlinks on the websites and edit any that are missing title tags to include title tags that will be recognisable to screen readers and meaningful to people who rely on them.
Some of the forms on the websites are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard. We will change the forms to ensure that they can be navigated using just a keyboard.
Most of the older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. 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 PDF documents we publish will be fully accessible to screen reader software to meet accessibility standards.
Older video content is not accompanied by an audio description designed for people with visual impairments. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix videos published before 23 September 2020.
Any new videos we publish will be accompanied by an audio description designed for people with visual impairments and captions designed for people with hearing impairments, to meet accessibility standards.
We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. We will work to ensure that when style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites. If you find any issue not listed on this page, or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.