We designed Police.uk from the ground up with accessibility and usability in mind, and continue to make improvements to the website wherever possible.
For the parts of the site which are inherently difficult to make accessible to all users and software (such as the interactive crime maps in screenreaders and very old browsers) we have provided text-based alternatives. If you have problems viewing any of this information, please contact us and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.
Standards and Audits
We have been working with the Royal National Institute of Blind People to audit the accessibility of Police.uk for people with sight problems, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments, as well as those using older browsers and slow, dial-up connections, or newer technologies such as mobiles and PDAs.
We are working towards achieving the following standards:
- Overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standard
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML and Cascading Style Sheets
Currently there are some pages that do not conform to all the standards and guidelines. Although every effort is being made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and certain pages may not yet reach the standards.
The BBC resource ‘My Web My Way’, is a useful website which has been specifically designed to help users on a wide variety of platforms. It provides help on:
If you are experiencing difficulties using the site or require any technical advice, please contact us and we will provide further guidance: email@example.com.