This accessibility statement applies to This website is run by the Research and Innovation department of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website and we are continuing to work towards improving its accessibility. For example, that means you should be able to:

Increase the size of the text using the tool at the top of the screen

Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or speech recognition tools

Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

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. For example:

  • Some sections cannot be navigated with just a keyboard
  • Some PDF documents, including the R&I Brochure, may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Videos do not have captions or audio descriptions as they were recorded before this was a requirement

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Please email if you have an accessibility query, identify any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements. Please provide the web address (URL) of the page(s) in which you find the problem, a description of the issue and your name.

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 please let us know. If you remain unsatisfied, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making our website accessible, in accordance with the relevant accessibility regulations.

This website is partially compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, due to the instances of non-compliance and exceptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Issues with navigation, text and images
    Colour contrast may not be sufficient on some webpages which could make these pages difficult to read for some users with visual impairments (WCAG: 1.4.3).
    Our header drop down menus are not accessible using a keyboard so people using a screen reader may find navigating our website difficult (WCAG: 2.1.1)
  • Issues with video and audio
    Videos with audio do not have captions or transcriptions as they were published before September 2020. (WCAG: 1.2.2)
    Some videos without audio that ideally should have audio descriptions do not have this (WCAG: 1.2.5).
  • PDFs and other documents
    Some PDF documents, such as the R&I Brochure, are not fully accessible.  Future PDF documents will comply with accessibility regulations.
  • Third party-content
    Our site uses third-party content which may not be fully accessible. This includes content we publish on social media channels such as Twitter or You Tube, or documents hosted on digital platforms including Yumpu and Issuu. We are responsible for ensuring the accessibility of the content we produce, however we have no control over the accessibility of these platforms.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have an ongoing programme of work to address any accessibility issues that are reported to us.

This statement was published on 23/09/2020.

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