Accessibility statement

This website is run by the Avon and Somerset Police. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us:

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response 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

Avon and Somerset Police are 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 version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

Background and foreground colours do not have a sufficient contrast ratio. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA. We plan to fix this January 2021.

Some pages do not contain a heading, skip link, or landmark region. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA. We plan to fix this January 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

We are currently undertaking our initial accessibility audit and will list content below which does not comply with WCAG success criterion.

PDFs and other documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

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 by a third-party testing tool.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last updated on 28 September 2020.