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Accessibility

Accessibility statement for www.lincs.police.uk

This accessibility statement applies to www.lincs.police.uk

We want everyone to be able to use this website. You might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your needs. The site has been built so that 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 or 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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

  • Some parts of the forms (such as checkboxes, radio controls, list boxes and combination boxes) for reporting crimes, traffic incidents and anti-social behaviour may be difficult to use with keyboard navigation, screen readers such as JAWS and voice command software such as Dragon.
  • Most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen readers, however users can request accessible versions.
  • Some content on our website is not available unless JavaScript is enabled, for example forms and maps.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you can't access something you need on this site, please tell us about it and we will get you what you need in another way.

Use our Report a problem with our website form or email us at web@lincs.police.uk

To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, please tell us:

  • the web address or title of the page where you found the problem
  • what the problem is
  • what computer and software you use

Please note: this mailbox is only for website and accessibility enquiries. It you want to report crimes or other incidents, use our online crime reporting services. If a crime is happening now or someone is in immediate danger, call 999.

Feedback and contact information

If you'd like to contact us about something else, and you need a response, please use our contact 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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Lincolnshire Constabulary is committed to making its 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.

Find out more about the technical accessibility standards we follow.

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Forms

  • dropdown menus and checkboxes in our forms are difficult to operate with a keyboard. This doesn’t meet success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A).
  • When using the enter key to operate dropdown menus in our forms, required field validation messages will display before you submit your data. This doesn’t meet success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A).
  • Form validation and error messages are not read out by some screen readers. This doesn't meet success criterion 3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A).
  • Some parts of our forms (such as checkboxes, radio controls, list boxes and combination boxes) are difficult or impossible to use with screen readers such as JAWS and voice command software such as Dragon. This doesn’t meet success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A).

PDFs and other documents

PDFs may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. We are in the process of replacing or fixing any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services, however users can request accessible versions.

With a few exceptions, all new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. All new documents that aren’t accessible will be clearly identified, and we will provide an accessible version wherever possible.

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents are not fully accessible, for example, they may not be easy to read using a screen reader.

We aim to have replaced or fixed any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services, like forms published as Word documents.

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. For example, we don’t plan to fix every older non-essential document like old campaign PDFs.

20 Jul 21 11:36 AM

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