This accessibility statement applies to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website https://www.bedfordshire.pcc.police.uk/.
The website provider is Paul Keating WordPress Websites and the daily running of the website is managed by staff at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We have 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.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We will consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.
If you cannot view the map on our homepage, call or email us using the above details for directions.
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at:
Call: 01234 842064
Write to: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire Police Headquarters, Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK43 9AX
We take this matter very seriously and your contact and/or correspondence will be urgently forwarded to the Communications and Governance departments within the office.
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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire 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 non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
‘Accessibility – Recite Me Tool’
Displays as a broken page link. The Recite Me cloud-based technology toolbar makes our website digitally inclusive by allowing visitors to customise the content so that they can consume it in ways that work best for them. It also boosts website usability.
The Specified Information Order Page
Contains adjacent repetitive links, however this information is required under The Specified Information Order, The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021. This requires Police and Crime Commissioners to publish certain information on their websites.
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By November 2022, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
This statement was prepared on 24th September 2022. It was last reviewed in October 2022.
This website was last tested on 6th October 2022. The test was carried out internally by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire. The website was also audited by the Cabinet Office to test accessibility in September 2022.
Site compliance was checked by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire using a combination of manual testing and third party tools, including:
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (https://wave.webaim.org/)
Manual checks, including using screen reader ReciteMe Tool, embedded into the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire’s website.