Accessibility statement

This is an accessibility statement for the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network website. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and access the information it contains. It is being continually developed to meet the accessibility standards outlined in this statement. 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 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.

Feedback and contact information

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you:
  • find any problems not listed on this page
  • think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements
  • would like the information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, braille, or large print
please contact us on the details below: Email: Call: 01772 532397

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).

Compliance status

Lancashire Violence Reduction Network 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 (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Text alternatives

Some images do not have a text alternative. Some images contain text which cannot be ready by assistive technology such as screen readers. Any relevant text is included in the image’s alt text, which is visible to assistive technology. Branded text such as logos, slogans or other marketing messages, may not be included in the alt text if they are not relevant to what the image is conveying. Images that do not contain sufficiently descriptive alt-text are not compliant with WCAG guideline 1.1.1, and WCAG guideline 1.3.3. We will correct insufficient alt text over time as we review the site.

PDF and Microsoft Word downloads

Some of our PDF and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs including research and analysis which is an essential part of our service. Most PDF documents and Word document downloads are not fully accessible to assistive technology such as screen readers. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. If you identify a document that is not accessible, or you need information in an alternative format such as braille or large print, please contact us.

Clarity of links

Some links may not clearly state where they go. We will amend this as we change pages on the site and redevelop.

Interactive tools

Some of our interactive newsletters are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. These are created using third party software. We are reviewing alternative third-party software options.

Third party content

Our website contains third-party content. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we endeavour to work with third parties to improve accessibility. This may include:
  • Links to other websites
  • Content or functionality on our website
  • Content hosted on other websites such as social media sites.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9th June 2021. It was last reviewed on 9th June 2021. This website was last tested on 9th June 2021. The test was carried out by our marketing and communications lead.
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