Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for PCSP website 2020/21

This statement applies to content published on the www.pcsps.org domain. It does not apply to third party domains hosting PCSP content or services.

This website is hosted by the Department of Finance and managed by both IT Assist and the Northern Ireland Policing Board. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this website is

We know parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Some parts of the website are not accessible by screen reader
  • Some parts of the website are inaccessible with stylesheets turned off
  • Many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

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

  • Email information@nipolicingboard.org.uk
  • Call 02890 408 500
  • Write to Communications Branch, Northern Ireland Policing Board, 31 Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast, BT1 3BG

When you make your request, it will help if you can tell us:

  • The web address (URL) of the content or name of the document if it is a PDF
  • Your name and email address, or physical address if you require a physical copy
  • The format you need the content in, for example audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

We'll consider your request and get back to you within 20 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 the Northern Ireland Policing Board Communications Branch.

Enforcement procedure

The Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with our response, you can contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Their contact details are:

Postal address:
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Equality House
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
Belfast
BT2 7DP

Email address:
information@equalityni.org

Telephone:
02890 500 500

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you contact us before your visit we can arrange a sign language interpreter.

Find out how to contact us: https://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/contact-us

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board remains open for business but our building is currently closed to the public.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Northern Ireland Policing Board is committed to making this 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 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
A number of accessibility issues are related to the underlying Drupal content management system (CMS) and will require developer and web design input from the PCSP website host, IT Assist.

The slider on the home page cannot be paused or stopped completely. This fails WCAG 2.1. Success criterion 2.2.2 (Pause, stop, hide)
 
There is no way to skip the repeated content in the page header for screen readers or keyboard navigation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks)

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs do 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 4.1.2 (name, role value).

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.

We will make any essential or new PDFs or Word, Excel etc documents accessible for screen reading software, and available in alternative formats on request.

Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 April 2021.

This website was last tested on 23 February 2021. The test was carried out by Government Digital Service (GDS) on behalf of the Minister of the Cabinet Office as part of their obligations to monitor the accessibility of public sector websites in the United Kingdom.

The website has also been audited by an outside contractor in October 2020.

Many of the issues remaining on the PCSP website will have fixes implemented by IT Assist during an upcoming migration to a new hosting platform.