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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the foi.west-midlands.police.uk domain. It does not apply to content published to content on service.west-midlands.police.uk subdomains. For example, west-midlands.police.uk.

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:

  • most PDFs are not accessible

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 – websitefeedback@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

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.

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.

We will also ensure all responses are available to be viewed directly on web pages without having to view a PDF.

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 14 September 2020. It was last updated on 24 September 2020.