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This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the Scottish Police Authority. 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 sought to make 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 is this website?

The site pages are web standards compliant and most can be:

  • Zoomed in on
  • The user can move about the page and interact with keyboard only
  • Have more than one form of navigation
  • Use meaningful link titles and image alt tags
  • Form fields behave as expected and can be used without a mouse.

We know some elements of our website could strive for greater accessibility and compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

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, please complete the form below.

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

The Authority 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 (WCAG) A and AA success criteria, with the below exceptions.

Non-compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

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

Not within the scope of the regulations

The accessibility regulations do not cover PDF or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility:

  • We are reviewing HTML page mark up to ensure compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
  • We are reviewing our use of language to make content easily understandable.
  • We will work with our development team to look at implementing functional/template changes as required.
  • We will work with departments that produce PDFs/Word documents to ensure compliance.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 1 September 2023.

Ongoing internal reviews are conducted on content published to this website and design system components used to construct the site.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format (such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please complete this form: