Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

This website is managed by Sheffield City Region. We are committed to providing an accessible website for people with disabilities.

Sheffield City Region 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 and work is ongoing to change this.

Help with Accessibility

The website supports the latest version of all modern browsers, people still using older browsers may have some difficulty. We advise updating your browser to the latest version.


With most modern web browsers you can hold down the Ctrl Key (Command key on a Mac) and press + (plus) key to increase text size of – (minus) key to reduce text size. Alternatively Ctrl Key (Command key on a Mac) and 0 to reset the page.

You can increase the SCR website up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.

Voice Over

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.

How users can raise an issue

We are aware, however, that occasionally we do make mistakes. If you find any of our pages inaccessible, please contact us using the details below;


Tel: 0114 220 3400
Address: 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ

Please include details of the type of device you’re using (e.g. laptop or smartphone) and what web browser you’re using (e.g. Chrome or Internet Explorer) and we’ll make every reasonable effort to fix the mistake or provide the information in a format that you can access.

We will respond to you within a reasonable time with how we can fix the issue or with further information.

Enforcement procedure

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).

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 15th June 2020. The test was carried out internally by Sheffield City Region.

We checked a broad sample of pages on the website, including the homepage and a selection of other pages. We used a free-to-use developer tool which checks each page against standard accessibility issues. A manual audit was also conducted. Each of the issues was logged, and an action plan formed and implemented for the website.

Non accessible content

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

Live Video

Live video streams do not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions – live).

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are developing a web guide to ensure all web authors are creating content that is accessible.

We plan to annually review website accessibility and ensure that any new pages or PDFs and other online documents conform to web accessibility criteria.

This statement was prepared on 22nd June 2020. It was last updated on 22nd June 2020.