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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website 

This website is run by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. 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 as some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software. 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email
  • Write to The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside. The Lawns, Harland Way, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 5SN 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re 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 via any of the above mentioned methods or visit our ‘Contact us’ page. 

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)

Website’s accessibility

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside is committed to making its website 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 listed below. 

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Older PDF and Word documents may not be fully accessible. From August 2020 all PDF content uploaded to the site was made accessible. Any areas of added content that are essential and do not meet the standard will be noted and an action plan to address them will be created.

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). 

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our older PDFs and Word documents are essential to meeting our statutory obligations but will not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion. From August 2020 all PDF content uploaded to the site was made accessible 

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.

It is our intention that any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. 

Live video

We do not currently broadcast live video. Should we do so in the future we do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14/12/2022. It was last reviewed on 12/12/2022. 

This website was last tested on 14/12/2022 following an audit by the Government Digital Service. The test was carried out by our Communications and Engagement Manager. 

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. There are four types of page templates used on our website, and we tested each type of template for accessibility. 

  • Homepage
  • News Article
  • News Archive
  • Generic information page – Contact Us 

The pages tested were: