Web accessibility statement

We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.

The current version of this website was launched in 2015, but many individual elements of it have been updated since then.

How accessible the site is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

What to do if you have problems or queries

If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please email us at galleryoldham@oldham.gov.uk

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Oldham Council is committed to making all its websites accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Disproportionate burden

  • PDFs / documents: volume of documents published since 23 September 2018 are still being reviewed

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • PDFs / documents: some of our older PDF documents don’t meet accessibility standards and may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018. However we do have a rolling programme to update or remove our non-compliant PDFs.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • YouTube: generated YouTube code is not HTML5 compliant

How we test the site

We re-assess a website or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification.

Page content is checked every time it is updated.

Text size and contrast

This web site has a standard text size of around 12 pixels. You can adjust the font size and contrast for this site only by clicking on the toggles on the left of the screen.

Alternatively, you can ask your Web browser to consistently display text using a larger or smaller typeface, or to consistently ignore the colour schemes of sites. Please click on the link below to view the instructions from the BBC describing how you can do this: