Accessibility

The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to ensuring our services are accessible to the community that we serve. In particular, we recognise the need to take reasonable steps to enable access to our website for those with impaired sight or other disabilities.

Standards compliance

We aim to achieve the highest standards of accessibility on the Met Police website, in line with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)and Government guidelines.

We strive to obey the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

This site is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

This site uses valid CSS 2.0.

We use a selection of browsers when testing new web pages.

Easy information

We have worked with Mencap to produce some of our key content in Easy Read format for people with learning disabilities.

Text sizing

There are various ways to change the size of the text displayed on each page. At the top of each page, the text size can be increased or decreased by clicking on the ‘A A A’ icon. You can also adjust text sizing in your web browsers, please refer to the browser help for further guidance on how to do this.

Images

All content images used on the home page and all other pages include descriptive ALT attributes.

Accessible PDF

We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobatto view Adobe PDF files.

Please note some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers.

Further information about Adobe's accessibility statement, please visit the Adobe website.

Accessibility software

  • Jaws, a screen reader for Windows. A trial period demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links, a free text only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming. A free downloadable version is available.

Accessibility services

HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML Standards.
Web page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.

Contact us

If you would like further information about our accessibility standards or have problems accessing this website, please contact our web team.