Accessibility statement

This website is run by West Sussex County Council on behalf of Sussex Police and Crime Panel.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. For example, this means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

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 some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible as:

  • PDF documents may not meet accessibility standards
  • there are some issues with the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) behind web pages.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 23 September 2019 using tools like the WAVE accessibility checker and the NVDA screen reader. The test was carried out by Capita Local Public Services on behalf of West Sussex County Council for Sussex Police and Crime Panel.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Sussex Police and Crime Panel 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, 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

1. Issues with PDFs and other documents

Documents may not meet accessibility standards. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.

We are making sure that documents published since 23 September 2018 are accessible. All new documents we add will meet accessibility standards.

If you would like the information provided in a more accessible format, please get in touch.

2. Issues with HTML

There are some issues with the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) behind web pages which defines the meaning and structure of the content. These issues may make it harder for some users to navigate the website. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 and WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1:

  •  Two elements have the same ID
  •  Some HTML5 landmarks are not named or located correctly
  •  There are some adjacent links that go to the same URL

Additionally, on some pages viewed in certain screen sizes, there is an issue with scrolling past the header banner, where it can appear to get briefly stuck. We are working to resolve this.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. Please contact us if you:

  • find any problems that aren’t listed on this page
  • think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations
  • need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us

Find out how to contact us.

This statement was prepared on 14 October 2019 and last updated on 23 November 2020.