Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the content published on

This website is run by the Tees Valley Combined Authority. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

call 01325 792600
Or, write to us at Tees Valley Combined Authority, Teesside Airport Business Suite, Teesside International Airport, Darlington, DL2 1NJ

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 28 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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 the Marketing and Communications team at

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops or, if you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Tees Valley Combined Authority is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to some PDF documents not having titles that describe the topic or purpose of the page.

Non-accessible content

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

PDF documents not having titles that describe the topic or purpose of the page. This is a WCAG 2.4.2 Page titled. This an issue which will be resolved by the end of March 2023 when a new website will be produced, and all accessibility regulations will be undertaken.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

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

PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By March 2023, we plan to either fix these or replace them 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. For example, we do not plan to fix Archive Board Papers.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 31st March 2023. It was last reviewed on 31st March 2023.

This website was last tested on 3rd April 2023. The test was carried out by Better Brand Agency.

The Government Digital Service and Cabinet office created an Accessibility Report for the Tees Valley Combined Authority website in August 2022. Issues were highlighted on the following pages that needed to be addressed. These pages have been subject to further testing to ensure the Tees Valley Combined Authority website is in line with the latest accessibility requirements.

Header & Footer for all pages
Home –
Contact –
Subscribe to our mailing list form –
News –
The Mayor’s Priorities –
When testing the aforementioned pages, specific processes have been put in place to ensure changes are valid. These are:

Staging the website with changes that are to be made within local/offline development environments, to be further checked by Hush Digital & Tees Valley Combined Authority.
Updates to pages on the live site are checked in “Preview” mode to ensure all alterations are correct.

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