Accessibility statement for ucpi.org.uk

This accessibility statement applies to ucpi.org.uk.

This website is run by the Undercover Policing Inquiry (“the Inquiry”). 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 and contrast levels;
  • Zoom in up to 400% 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 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 are not fully accessible. You can see a full list of any issues we currently know about in the Non-accessible content section of this statement.

Some PDF documents on the Inquiry website may not be described well or readable by screen readers. If you experience any issues, please contact the Inquiry using the contact details provided below and we may be able to provide an alternative format.

Additionally, screen readers may not be able to describe well the tools used to filter content. Please use the main search function on the Inquiry website if you experience any issues.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • Email us at info@ucpi.org.uk;
  • Write to us at PO Box 71230, London NW1W 7QH;
  • Give us a call on 0203 876 4750 or 0203 876 4760.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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, contact:

  • Email us at info@ucpi.org.uk;
  • Write to us at PO Box 71230, London NW1W 7QH;
  • Give us a call on 0203 876 4750 or 0203 876 4760.

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).

If you are in Northern Ireland  and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Inquiry 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 and exemptions’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDF documents

Some PDF documents on the Inquiry website may not be able to be fully understood by screen readers due to flattened text or missing metadata such as a title. These issues are related to the success criterion 1.4.5 of WCAG 2.1 and the success criterion 2.4.2 of WCAG 2.1 respectively. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve these issues by 30 September  2021. When we publish new PDF documents, we will make sure the documents meet accessibility standards. Please note that due to the quality of the source materials available to the Inquiry, it may not always be technically possible to perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on a PDF document so that all the text is recognised.

Also, links to PDF files are not currently distinguishable from links to other content types, which could cause a user to be uncertain about where links will take them. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve this issue by 31 January 2021.

Filters

There are two known accessibility issues related to tools used to filter content on the Inquiry website. These issues mean that screen readers may not describe some content well. The two issues are:

  1. While all input fields have a heading, some input fields do not have a corresponding label that is explicitly linked to it. This issue is related to the success criterion 1.3.1 of WCAG 2.1.
  2. In some cases, input fields do not have a “name” attribute that mirrors the label or heading. This issue is related to the success criterion 2.5.3 of WCAG 2.1.

The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve these issues by 30 April 2021.

Tables

Some tables on the Inquiry website hide certain fields on smaller screens, which are then able to be revealed by clicking a ‘+’ button. However, the button is not able to be operated through a keyboard interface. The hidden data is still accessible by clicking the title of the content. This issue is related to success criterion 2.1.1 of WCAG 2.1. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve this issue by 30 April 2021.

Pre-recorded video content

While all information in pre-recorded video content is provided in a textual format in the same section, audio descriptions are not currently provided. This issue is related to the success criterion 1.2.5 of WCAG 2.1. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve these issues by 30 April 2021.

Textual content

While text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 per cent without loss of content or functionality, paragraph spacing does not currently meet the minimum requirements specified in the success criterion 1.4.12 of WCAG 2.1. This issue may make it difficult for some users to see where a paragraph starts and ends. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve this issue by 31 January 2021.

Custom tooltips

Custom tooltips are used on the Inquiry website to provide users with supplementary information. However, they are not currently “hoverable”, which means that after a tooltip is activated, a user cannot hover their pointer over the additional content without the content disappearing. This issue is related to the success criterion 1.4.13 of WCAG 2.1. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve this issue by 31 January 2021.

Parsing

In a few cases, the HTML code on the Inquiry website does not fully meet formal specifications, which may affect the ability of assistive technologies to parse content accurately and without crashing. This issue is related to the success criterion 4.1.1 of WCAG 2.1. The Inquiry will endeavour to resolve this issue by 30 April 2021.

Disproportionate burden

At this time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. However, the Inquiry will typically provide transcripts and written statements alongside any live video.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 24 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 22 September 2020. The test was carried out by the digital team at the Undercover Policing Inquiry.