Web Accessibility Policy


Northern Powerhouse Partnership 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 all pages and content on Northern Powerhouse Partnership 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.

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If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on Northern Powerhouse Partnership or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.

Content that’s 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). Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. 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. We’re aware of these accessibility issues and are working to fix them. 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.

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If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact us

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