Web accessibility initiative
This intranet site endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these guidelines helps to make the web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users. The College is aware that this is not the latest version of the guidance and future updates to the site will endeavour to conform to W3C Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.
There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. While every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and some content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.
If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.
All type used on the College of Policing Professional Development Platform website passes the W3Cs standard for either AA or AAA (the highest grading). All type is set at 16px or above, with body text being set in black (AAA 20.89) at 16px and header text being set at 26px—36px.
The main background supporting the majority of the type on the Professional Development Platform was changed from white to a soft cream colour in order to perform as a visual aid when being viewed by people with dyslexia.
We have chosen to construct the basis of the design on a 960px grid. Considering that this site will be used by a diverse range of users, across a diverse range of devices. A 960px grid is the baseline to accommodate all users efficiently. It also helps to easily adapt responsively to mobile and tablet screens and devices.