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:

  • 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 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, contact 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 websites 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

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 April 2022 with web accessibility evaluation tools such as WAVE and Lighthouse. A further test and accessibility report will be produced by an external accredited provider.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • Some links are missing ‘aria label’ attributes
  • The hierarchy of headings is being corrected
  • Reviewing PDFs
  • We are adding transcriptions to audio and video content where it doesn’t already exist to make this content more accessible

The College of Policing first published this accessibility statement on 26 April 2022.