Accessibility statement

We're committed to making our websites accessible so they can be used by as many people as possible. This statement applies to content published within the Rochdale Development Agency's website (www.investinrochdale.co.uk) The domain is owned by the Rochdale Development Agency. This website is run by the Rochdale Development Agency and We aim to make our website as accessible to the widest possible audience. This means, for example, that you should be able to:
  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • navigate most of our websites using a keyboard

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have additional access needs.

How accessible are our websites?

Parts of our websites are not fully accessible. For example, we've found the following issues on some of our websites:
  • some header structure and page IDs are not optimised for screen reader use

  • some images are used as links

  • broken links

  • missing or unclear page descriptions

  • missing labels in form fields

  • non-accessible pdfs

  • non-optimal image types

  • some videos do not have captions

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format please email us at info@investinrochdale.co.uk and tell us:
  • the web address (URL) of the content that you need

  • your contact name and email address

  • the type of format you need

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us info@investinrochdale.co.uk for directions.

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, email us at info@investinrochdale.co.uk to report this.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you're not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 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').

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Rochdale Development Agency 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Disproportionate Burden

The following has been identified as Disproportionate Burden for 2020 and will be reviewed yearly.
  • Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.

  • Adding subtitles to existing media, where YouTube's automated subtitles are not active

  • We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

Many of our existing pdfs and Word and other Office file format documents are essential to providing our services. 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. We're in the process of updating our pdf library to fix our three most common accessibility fails listed below.
  • tab Order Not Specified

  • language Not Set

  • title Not Set

Any new pdf, HTML or Office file format documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20th September 2020. This website has been tested via a combination of accessibility tools. The testing was carried out by Perfect Circle on behalf of the Rochdale Development Agency. Our sites are checked for accessibility on a regular basis. These tests are carried out by The Rochdale Development Agency through automated testing via a combination of tools for accessibility.

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