Web accessibility statement
This accessibility statement applies to the https://southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk/ website.
This website is run by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means 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 the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
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 a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
- Third party website photo gallery iframes contain embedded text
- Decorative images will contain alt text attributes
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email Governance@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk
- call 0114 220 5000 and ask for the Governance Team
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 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: the Governance Team Governance@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk
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 provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Find out how to contact us https://southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk/contact
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (aka South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Third party photo gallery iframes contain embedded text
There are instances where we have used the embed content tool for content such as photo galleries from third party websites (like Facebook or Twitter). The embed content tool carries over the title and summary of the iframe content for added clarity. A link is also provided to access these external websites so the content is more accessible.
In the mobile view and at 400% our Twitter feed carousel does not reflow and much of the content overlaps
This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 Reflow
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation menus, and the loss of content when enlarging text or in a mobile view and the absence of visible focus we believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment on 1st March 2023.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Our Board papers and other governance documents and strategies are PDFs and Word documents.
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 services. The Combined Authority does not provide ‘services’ but has functions relating to economic development and transport.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. However, a transcript of webcast meetings can be made available upon request. Please email SYMCAMeetings@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk for details
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Most of the website can be listened to through a screen reader. Some PDF’s may not allow Voice Over, please contact us if you require a PDF document in a different format.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 15th August 2022. It was last reviewed on 15th August 2022.
This website was last tested in August 2022 We carried out our own testing. We tested the whole website. We used a free-to-use developer tool which checks each page against standard accessibility issues.