Merseytravel have designed this website with accessibility as a key focus and wish to ensure that their online products and services are accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability. Providing an accessible website has a positive effect on general usability and we believe that websites that are accessible and usable benefit everyone.
As a public sector organisation we have to comply with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, this is enforced by The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The 2018 regulations build on the existing obligations to people who have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland).
As a public sector organisation we adhere to these guidelines and target "AA" compliance through the following tenants,
To help achieve "AA" compliance the website has been built using the WAI-ARIA standard, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite that defines a way to make web content and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. This standard helps define specific ways dynamic content and specific user interfaces, such as menus and carousels, should work to ensure they are accessible to all.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Merseytravel digital team by email marketing@liverpoolcityregion-