Accessibility Statement

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. 

This means: 

  • Some of our older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software 
  • Some of our videos include inaccurate automated captioning 
  • Some of our links don’t include information such as file format and size

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public-Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  

In June 2020, we commissioned VerseOne Technlogies Ltd to undertake a website accessibility audit, to which the auditor selected random pages on the site to test. All pages were then reviewed following the audit by members of the GMMH communications team. 

You can read the full accessibility test report below:  

We are continuing to work with VerseOne to fix all the issues highlighted within the audit report and aim to have all the amends complete before the end of October 2020.  

Feedback 

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust: