Accessibility

Western Australia Police is committed to continually improving the accessibility and usability of our website to ensure it is accessible to as many people as possible – regardless of device, technology or ability.

WA Police is endeavouring to meet World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 web standard level AA compliance.

While this website has been developed to follow the accepted standards and guidelines for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

Accessibility features

Below are a range of accessibility features that have been implemented on this site:

  • Alternative text for images – providing brief description of images in use. Images used for decorative purposes do not contain alternative text and there may be images on this site without "alt tags". We are working towards fixing this issue.
  • Colour contrast - optimum visual contrast has been used to ensure users with visual impairments, low vision and colour blindness are able to see the content. Suggestive search text and icons used for decorative purposes may not meet the optimum visual contrast.
  • Date pickers - can have the date typed in directly. 
  • Documents - most documents state the type of file.
  • Links - all internal and external links open in the same window. Some links on this site may open in a new window without informing the user. We are working towards fixing this issue.
  • Navigation menu is accessible via touch screens
  • Responsive design for mobile devices including desktops
  • Skip to content links - a logical tab order and content available in a linear format to navigate using assistive technologies
  • Tables – where practical tables are only used to display tabular information with row and column headings defined in the HTML code used for assistive technologies.
  • Text resizing – using the zoom and increase font function in your browser's menu.

Google web translator

Please use the following links to translate the WA Police website via Google Translate service.

Note: WA Police is not responsible for the effectiveness of the Google Translate service.

Viewing documents

Microsoft Word and Excel files

This website contains Microsoft Word and Excel files. If you do not have these programs on your computer, you can download readers free of charge that will allow you to view these documents.

Download Microsoft Word Viewer or Microsoft Excel Viewer.

Adobe PDF documents

WA Police publishes many documents in PDF format. This allows these documents to be downloaded and printed with their original formatting intact. These files require the Adobe Acrobat® reader to be viewed and printed. This reader is free and may be downloaded from the Adobe website.

PDF publications can be converted to a format suitable for a screen reader by:

  1. Submitting the URL of the PDF document to the Adobe online conversion tools, which will return the text in HTML format readable by appropriate speech conversion software.
  2. Downloading the PDF document and sending it by email to Adobe for conversion and return in plain format.

WA Police is in the planning stage to make the information in our PDF documents more readily accessible.   

Third-party applications

  • Social media plugins - there are known issues with embedded social media feeds. We are working towards trying to get these issue rectified.
  • Video plugins – there are known issues with these third party plugins. For more information see Using YouTube with a screen reader 

Contact us

If there is information on this site in a format you cannot access or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us.

To help improve the accessibility of our website, we welcome your ideas and contribution, please contact us.