Accessibility statement

The design and technical accessibility of the site.

This accessibility statement applies to, run by the College of Policing. The content on the website is designed for everyone to find, read and understand.

You can access our content in a way that suits your needs or preferences. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without any loss of content
  • navigate most of the website using only a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • use transcripts or closed captions with most audio and video materials

Get help changing your computer settings

AbilityNet has clear and helpful advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Reporting accessibility problems

If you have any problems accessing the content on our website, email us to report accessibility issues or to request an alternative format.

Enforcement procedure

If you’ve made a complaint and you’re not happy with our response, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about the site’s accessibility

The College of Policing is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

The website and its associated content is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

How accessible the website is

Some parts of the website are not accessible for the following reasons:

  • some videos may not have captions
  • an image provided within the maps iFrame, supplied by a third party, is missing an alt tag

Content that's outside of the scope of the regulations

PDFs and other documents

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 we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Video and audio 

The accessibility regulations do not apply to any audio or video recorded and published before 23 September 2020. Any new video and audio we publish on our site will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested the website

The site was tested in September 2020 by Test Partners and an accessibility report was produced.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are introducing the ability to add transcriptions to audio and video content to make it more accessible.

The College of Policing first published this accessibility statement on 11 August 2020. It was last updated on 17 November 2020.

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