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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the domain. It does not apply to any of the content on the Staffordshire Police website.

This website is run by Staffordshire Police and is designed to be used by as many people as possible. By design, it has been built to ensure it meets the current WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard criteria.

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 problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use 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 is this website?

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility by design, we know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. For example:

  • some icons and image logos have text included making them not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some video elements do not have captions
  • some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Staffordshire Police recruitment site. If you can't access something you need, or have any questions please tell us about it and we will get you what you need in another way:


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

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

We try to respond within ten working days.

Enforcement Procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Staffordshire Police 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

  • Some icons and images contain text that cannot be read by some assistive technologies such as screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
  • Some downloadable documents are in less accessible formats, for example PDF. Non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format.

How we tested this website

We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible is.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We continually monitor and test the accessibility of our site and have made fixing and improving the accessibility of the site part of our daily work to ensure it meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page as and when issues are fixed.

Preparation of this accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 4th December 2020. It was last reviewed on 18th December 2020.