Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Domestic Abuse Commissioners (DAC) website.

This website is run by the Office of Domestic Abuse Commissioner. 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, 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’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

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

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: commissioner@domesticabusecommissioner.independent.gov.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 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 us via email here: commissioner@domesticabusecomissioner.independent.gov.uk

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).

Contacting us

Find out how to contact us Contact us – Domestic Abuse Commissioner (owastaging.co.uk)

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Office for Domestic Abuse Commissioner 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Disproportionate burden

We are not making any disproportionate burden claims.

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

  • There is no content that is outside the scope of accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are reviewing our approach and working towards meeting the regulations by:

  • Developing our accessibility capability across the Office
  • Building teams to test for accessibility issues and recommended fixes to suppliers and delivery teams
  • Continuing to train our staff to create accessible services
  • Increasing the use of automated and manual accessibility testing in our development process
  • Continuing to conduct user research with people who have access needs
  • Putting in place alternative arrangements for those who need them and where feasible making additional adjustments if these are not enough
  • Putting in place stronger measures to make accessibility a key part of our procurement processes and contracts

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on [date when it was first published]. It was last reviewed on 27 April 2021.

This website was last tested on 30 March 2021. The test was carried out by Home Office Quality Assurance and Test, National Communications Data Service.

We used this approach for deciding the sample of pages to test. We recreated the user’s journey, utilising assistive technology, and assuring the user would be able to complete that journey successfully.

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