This website is run by NewcastleGateshead Initative. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
Please use our accessibility mode to switch to an accessible version of the website. 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.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website in a different format: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call: 0191 440 5720
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.
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: email@example.com and we will deal with your issue or suggestion promptly.
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).
NewcastleGateshead Initative 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with maps and brochures provided by Partner organisations. By September 2020, we plan to replace and offer an alternative version of the content with accessible HTML pages. 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.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
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.
This website was last tested on 30th March 2020. The test was carried out by Destination Core.
We sampled a number of pages to test – these were the primary pages on the website which were created at launch. We tested: our main website platform, available at www.newcastlegateshead.com The website will be tested again in early April 2020, with the aid of Wave’s web accessibility evaluation tool. We will make a list available of the improvements required and how we’re working towards them as a result of this evaluation after this assessment.
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