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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

This accessibility statement applies to the www.essex.pfcc.police.uk website.

This website is run by Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • videos do not have transcripts
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

We are working to improve in these areas.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
  • Email PFCC@essex.police.uk or;
  • Call 01245 291600

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 (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex 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 non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

The Information Request form is not fully compliant and may be difficult to use for keyboards users. The form is created using 3rd party software. We are currently looking in to alternative solutions that can create a fully accessible form.

The cookie bar is not easily accessible for keyboard users. We are currently looking in to alternative solutions.

The calendar on our events page is difficult to navigate for keyboard users and can be confusing for screen reader users. We are currently looking in to alternative solutions.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Videos, PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs, videos or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new videos, PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22/09/20. It was last reviewed on 22/09/20.

This website was last tested on 22/09/20. The test was carried out by Formation Media.

CONTACT THE PFCC

PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police

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