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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the domain.

This website is run by West Midlands Police. We want as many people as possible to use it. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% with no problems
  • navigate most of the website using only a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

How accessible this website is

We are aware that some of this website is not fully accessible. For example:

  • PDFs are not completely accessible
  • not all of the website can be navigated by a keyboard
  • it’s not clear to always see where you are on the site

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format, email us. In your email, tell us:

  • the web address (URL) you’re viewing
  • what content you need
  • the format you need, for example an accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We always want to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you:

  • find any problems not listed on this page or
  • feel we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements

Email us.

Enforcement Procedure

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your email, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

West Midlands Police is committed to making its websites 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 (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined in this section. It also has details of:

  • where it fails the success criteria
  • when we will try to fix the issue by

Not all images on the website have appropriate equivalent alternative text. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A). We aim to fix this by April 2021.

Disproportionate burdens

On our website, some PDFs are not accessible. This means they could fail:

  • WCAG 2.1. 1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast (AA)
  • WCAG 2.1. 1.4.12 Text Spacing (AA)
  • WCAG 2.1. 2.5.3 Label in Name (A)

However, there is no availability of an automated or cost-efficient solution for the site, so this will not change.

All future PDFs and other documents will be compliant with the WCAG 2.1. requirements.

How we tested this website

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally.

This statement

This statement was prepared on 08 December 2020. It was last updated on 01 March 2020.