Accessibility Statement for Policing Board Website 2021-22
This statement applies to content published on the www.nipolicingboard.org.uk domain. It does not apply to third party domains hosting Northern Ireland Policing Board 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(external link opens in a new window / tab) 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 may not be fully accessible. For example:
- Some documents may not have the correct colour contrast
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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:
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
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: /contact-us
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Northern Ireland Policing Board 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.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Some headers are not tagged
- Some headers are missing
- Alt text is missing
- Missing title
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 accessibility statement was first published on 22 September 2020, reviewed on 20 April 2021 and on 26 August 2022.
This website was also 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 been independently audited by an outside contractor in October 2020 and again in April 2022 to identify areas where we are not meeting accessibility requirements. following fixes of accessibility issues made during a migration to a new hosting platform.
We are working to address the issues highlighted in the last audit report completed.