This accessibility statement applies to www.gwent.pcc.police.uk
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
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 email@example.com stating:
• The web address or title of the page where you found the problem.
• What the problem is.
• What computer and software you use.
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).
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.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations:
• WCAG 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence.
There will be some financial information that will need to be presented in a certain way in order for it to make sense. We make these documents as accessible as possible but there may be some instances where meeting these requirements may not be possible.
• WCAG 2.4 Navigable.
Some 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 to ensure they are navigable for all users. Where practical documents will be converted to HTML. Non-essential documents will be removed. We will aim to resolve this by 27 September 2023.
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
All new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Some of our existing PDFs and Word documents may not be fully accessible, for example, they may not be easy to read using a screen reader. Although 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, we are currently in the process of reviewing all documents on the website. Where practical documents will be converted to HTML. Non-essential documents will be removed. We will aim to resolve this by 27 September 2023.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 17 February 2022. It was revised on 26 April 2023.
This website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by the Shared Resource Service (SRS) who are our IT provider. It will be retested in September 2023 and from then onwards testing will take place annually.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) also tested our website in 2022/23. All issues that were identified have been resolved, or are in the process of being fixed.