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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk

 

This Accessibility Statement applies to Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website.

 

This website is run by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. Accessible variations are available upon request.
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • colour contrast ratio on some text does not meet AA 2.0 requirements.
  • images missing Alt Text against them.
  • some parts of our website are difficult to read when a user adjusts the text to 200% of its current text size.
  • using a keyboard to navigate within some pages can be difficult.

 

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:

email: PCCoffice@Derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

call: 0300 122 6000

fax: 0300 122 7797

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

 

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: PCCoffice@Derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

 

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.

If you contact us before a visit we can arrange for reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.

Contact methods can be accessed through our Contact Us page.

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire 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 the non-compliances listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

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

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by the end of May 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

 

  • There is a diagram on the “Structure Chart / Demographics / Salary Bands” page on our website that is reasonably complex and which a text alternative cannot describe effectively. This can mean screen reader users won’t have access to the information that is being presented in the image. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content.

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021. If we publish new complex images or diagrams we’ll make sure there is an accessible alternative required.

 

  • Some pages on our website contain empty headings. This can make it more difficult for people using a screen reader to navigate effectively around a page. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.

We plan to fix these issues by the end of May 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure to structure our web pages so they meet accessibility standards.

  

  • There are tables presented on our website that are for presentation purposes and don’t hold tabular data but are not marked-up appropriately for accessibility. A table located on our “Structure Chart / Demographics / Salary Band” page needs table headers added to it to ensure screen readers can communicate what is being presented correctly.  When tables haven’t been marked up correctly for accessibility it can make it difficult for a person who uses a screen reader to understand what is being presented. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our tables are designed and coded so they meet accessibility standards.

  

  • Some labels on our forms could be improved to ensure they are clear and specific about what is required to be typed into the input fields they are associated to. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021. When we publish new forms we’ll make sure the form labels are clear and obvious to ensure users are able to input the right information into the form.

  

  • Some text on our website does not have sufficient contrast against the background. This can make it difficult to read for people with low vision or visual impairments. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).

We plan to adjust the colour of our text or backgrounds by the end of May 2021 to ensure there is a sufficient contrast ratio between the two.

  

  • Some parts of our website are difficult to read when a user adjusts the text to 200% of its current text size. Some text overlays other text and some becomes cut off. This can make it difficult for users with low vision or visual impairments who need to scale content in order to read it. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.4.4 Resize Text

We plan to fix this by the end of May 2021 to ensure users can read and access all content with text adjusted to 200%.

 

  • The dropdown navigation cannot be dismissed by keyboard alone. This can be difficult for keyboard only users as some of the dropdown elements obscure other content on the page. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021 to ensure keyboard users are able to dismiss the dropdown navigation.

 

  • Not all page functionality is available using the keyboard. The dropdown items in the Global Navigation cannot be accessed using the keyboard alone. We also have access keys on our website. These could potentially conflict with assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021 to ensure keyboard users are able to access and interact with all content on our website.

 

  • The headline ticker on our website continuously moves with no controls available to pause, stop, or hide it. This can be very distracting for some people who have cognitive issues and for those who have trouble tracking movements on page. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021 by either ensuring users are able to stop the headline ticker movement if they wish or remove it altogether.

 

  • Our website currently does not contain landmarks or have a skip link that allows users to navigate easily to the main content. This can make navigating through our website more time consuming for keyboard users and users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021 to ensure keyboard users and users of assistive technology are able to navigate our website easier.

 

  • Some of our text links are not easy understood without further context. This can make navigating our website difficult for keyboard users where the purpose of a link is not clear. We also have some empty links on the website. These can create confusion for assistive technology users and create extra work for them to navigate through the website. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose

We plan to fix these issues by the end of May 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure the purpose of text links we include are clear.

 

  • Some of the images on our website function as links and are also adjacent to text links. These both navigate to the same place. This can create extra unnecessary work for keyboard and assistive technology users where the image and text link should be combined as one link. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose

We plan to fix these issues by the end of May 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure that adjacent linked images and text links are combined into one link.

 

  • There is no focus indicator on our website as keyboard users tab through content. This can make it difficult for sighted keyboard users to recognize their location on a page. This fails WCAG 2.0 success criterion 2.4.7

We plan to fix this issue by the end of May 2021 to ensure the focus indicator is visible for all interactive elements on our website.

  

Disproportionate burden

We have not deemed any results identified in the Accessibility Audit to be a Disproportionate Burden at this time.

 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility 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. For example, we do not plan to fix accounts documents covering 2016/2017, however alternate accessible versions of older documents can be considered upon request as outlined in Feedback and Contact Information above.

When active documents on the site are updated in the normal schedule of work they will either undergo accessibility augmentation, or when suitable, replaced with accessible HTML pages to meet accessibility standards.

 

Live video

Even though video captions are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations we do endeavour to add captions to live video streams when appropriate.

 

Pre-recorded video

There are videos on our website published before 23rd September 2020. These videos have no captions available and some have visual content that requires an audio description. Even though these videos are exempt from the regulations we do endeavour to add captions and to provide audio descriptions to essential and future videos where needed to ensure these are accessible. 

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently reviewing an Accessibility renovation programme to remedy the issues highlighted in this statement. 

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 14 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 14 September 2020. The test was carried out by an independent third-party organisation (The Method Consulting).

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test based on identified user journeys chosen using analytics, and pages that represented content found throughout the site. 

You can read the full accessibility test report.

 

 

This site provides limited accessibility help to enable computer users to make the most of the content and functionality on this website: 

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