Accessibility statement

Effective as of  22/02/2024

At The Growth Hub Gloucestershire, we aspire to make our website a beacon of accessibility, providing an intuitive, user-friendly experience for all. Our commitment to universal accessibility is unwavering, as detailed in this statement, which applies specifically to The Growth Hub website domain.

Compliance with Accessibility Regulations

In alignment with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, we strive to make our services universally accessible. Our website currently achieves partial compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.2 AA standard. We acknowledge specific areas where compliance is not yet met and are actively working towards addressing these.


Non-Accessible Content

The below content highlights areas of non-compliance and the steps we are taking to rectify these issues:

(a) Non-Compliance with Accessibility Regulations:

  • Navigation Menu Issue: On screen sizes above 767px, our navigation menu has a known issue with its ARIA label, not meeting the required child roles as per WCAG standards 2.1.1 (Keyboard, Level A) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value, Level A). We have escalated this to Elementor, and they have acknowledged the issue, tracking it under their Git repository (Elementor Issue #23875). A resolution is currently in progress.


(b) Disproportionate Burden:

  • We do not consider accessibility requirements to be a burden.


(c) Content Out of Scope:

  • External Links: used to supplement website information.
  • Google Maps: used to support users in easily locating hub locations.


Feedback and Reporting Accessibility Issues

We welcome your input regarding our website’s accessibility. If you encounter any barriers or feel we are not meeting accessibility standards, please reach out to us. Moreover, if you require information from our website in a different format, our Marketing team is here to assist you.


Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) enforces the Accessibility Regulations. Should you be dissatisfied with our response to your feedback, you may contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) for further assistance.


Preparation and Review of This Statement

This accessibility statement, prepared on 1st February 2024, is based on an evaluation of our website’s compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA standards. It will undergo an annual review, with additional evaluations following significant revisions to the website.

A full test was conducted on 30th January by our web developer.


Future Commitments

We are dedicated to continuous improvement in accessibility. Our team remains vigilant in monitoring and rectifying any accessibility issues, ensuring our digital presence is inclusive for all members of our community.