This accessibility statement applies to www.gbslep.co.uk. This website is managed on behalf of GBSLEP by Ice Blue Marketing & Design Ltd. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to read and understand our content.
You can change the colours, contrast levels, font styles and magnify the page. This can be done via the browser. Instructions for some commonly used browsers are available below:
- Click here for Chrome instructions
- Click here for Firefox instructions
- Click here for Microsoft Edge instructions
There is a link from the bottom of all pages (footer) giving access to a list of languages available for Google Translation https://gbslep.co.uk/languages/
Navigate by headings
Our headings are all logically ordered. Use browser plugins or assistive technology such as screen readers to list the headings and subheadings in the page and go straight to the heading you need. This should apply to the majority of the pages.
Navigate by links
Users of assistive technology such as screen readers can get a list of all the links on a page and understand their purpose from the link text.
Listening to content
Use text to speech browser plugins or assistive technology to listen to content you select with the mouse or keyboard. Screen reader users can both listen to the content and navigate around through the site pages and menus.
Using different devices
The website is designed to be used by all new browsers and devices. This offers you a variety of compatible assistive technologies.
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. New PDFs or Word documents will meet accessibility standards, unless we determine that they represent a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. For example, publications created for print and published on the website. We’ve assessed our resources and the cost of fixing issues with the above publications and we believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. These documents typically may not meet the following WCAG 2.1 success criteria: 1.1.1 non-text content 1.3.1 information and relationships 1.3.2 meaningful sequence 2.1.1 keyboard 1.4.3 contrast (minimum) 1.4.5 images of text 1.4.10 reflow 1.4.12 text spacing.
Third party content
Links to other websites
We link to other websites that may offer benefit to our users. This may include:
- news websites
- social media platforms
- official information sources, such as GOV.UK or NHS.UK.
- Our partner organisations
We are not responsible for the accessibility of these or any other websites we do not manage.
GBSLEP continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible, and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities. Despite our efforts to make pages and content on gbslep.co.uk fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution. Please do let us know if you have any problems and we will do our best to help you.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.