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Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police. 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 200% without the text spilling off the screen using your device software or browser
  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts using your device software or browser
  • Modify the line height or spacing of text using your device software or browser
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Use 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 is this website?

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

  • Some documents are in PDF format and are not fully accessible
  • Some images do not have completed alt tags.

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information on this site in a different format, please contact us:

The web address (URL) of the content
Your name and email address
The format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF.
We will confirm receipt and inform you how we will handle your request.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting 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

Devon and Cornwall Police is committed to making its partner 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, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

We have identified the following areas where we are non-compliant with the accessibility regulations.

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

Some images do not contain alt tags - they are often decorative.

Disproportionate burden

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

How we tested this website

This website has been tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA using the following techniques:

Automated testing – the quickest way to catch 20% - 50% of potential issues.

What we are doing to improve accessibility
This website and its content will periodically be reviewed.

We will continue to monitor the site design and branding of the website and redeveloping key services on our site as needed.

We will add in the alt tags as we become aware of them.

Any accessibility problems reported to us we will endeavour to tackle in order to ensure the website is as accessible as possible.

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

Any videos (from November 2020) that the Devon and Cornwall Digital Media department produce will have synchronized captions, a transcript or audio description. Some will also have BSL

The MSOIC is NOT accountable for the content of external websites

Last Updated on September 22, 2023

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