Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

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

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 or any accessibility requirements.

How accessible is this website
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. For example:

  • Some of our PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen readers
  • Some pages and document attachments are not clearly written
  • Some tables do not have row headers
  • Some pages have a poor colour contrast
  • Some heading elements are not consistent
  • Some images do not have good alternative text
  • Some buttons are not correctly identified
  • Some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • Some documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you can't access something you need on this site, tell us about it and we will get you what you need in another way. To help us understand the problem, email stating:

  • the web address or title of the page where you found the problem
  • what the problem is
  • what computer and software you use

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.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent 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-compliance and exemptions listed below.

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • PDFs may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. We are in the process of replacing or fixing any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services.
  • With a few exceptions, all new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards unless it would place a disproportionate burden on us to do so.
  • There will be some financial information that will need to be presented in a certain way in order for it to make sense. We will endeavour to make these documents as accessible as possible but there may be some instances where meeting these requirements may not be possible.

If there is any document that does not comply that you require assistance with, please contacts us and we will endeavour to assist in any way possible.

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents are not fully accessible, for example, they may not be easy to read using a screen reader.

We aim to replace or fix any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services.

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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 17th February 2022. It was last reviewed on 8th March 2022.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the Shared Resource Service. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has also undertaken a separate review of the website.

We have reviewed all pages of the website to ensure as many accessibility issues as possible have been identified and resolved.