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HMICFRS - Website Accreditation

Digital Accessibility Centre Certificate of Accreditation

Accreditation Certificate Number:

HMICFRS - Website /01





Certificate issue date:

Certificate expiry date:

Certificate status:


Desktop and Mobile


To achieve certification each undergoes a manual technical compliance review against WCAG 2.1 to level AA.

The underwent both a technical compliance audit and robust end to end testing by users with a wide range of disabilities including blind, low vision, dyslexia, colour blindness, mobility impairments, learning difficulties, Deaf, Asperger and anxiety and panic disorder.

All testing is carried out in line with relevant platform specific guidelines, and where applicable, conforms with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Testing also conforms to Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

List of issues

  • There are no known issues


Journey 1: Most frequently used pages


Journey 2: Most frequent user journeys

  1. Home page to publication to Our work
    1. Home page (
    2. Publications section (
    3. Publication post (e.g.
    4. Our work page (e.g.
    5. More information – our work pages (e.g. and
  1. Home page to news feed to publication
    1. Home page (
    2. News feed (e.g.
    3. Publications post (e.g.
    4. PDF report (e.g.
  1. Home page to Peel force information to publication
    1. Home page (
    2. Select a ‘force’ from the map and then ‘performance’ from the drop down (e.g. Dyfed-Powys performance)
    3. Peel page (e.g
    4. Expand the ‘read more’ sections on page
    5. Effectiveness PEEL page (e.g.
    6. Effectiveness publication post (from links on right) (e.g.
    7. PDF report (e.g.
  1. Home page to current vacancies
    1. Home page (
    2. About us (
    3. Working at HMICFRS (
    4. Current vacancies (
    5. Civil Service Jobs site – external site (
  1. Home page to fire section to publication
    1. Home page (
    2. Fire and rescue section (
    3. FRS assessments (
    4. FRS people page (e.g.
    5. Summary of findings publication post (
    6. FRS publications post (e.g.
    7. FRS PDF (e.g.
  1. FRS Data Page


This certificate was issued on the and represents the state of the pages audited on this date. Any further changes after the accreditation date are not covered by this certificate.

Additionally, any pages/areas of the website not listed the above scope of testing are also not covered by this certificate as we cannot guarantee their accessibility state.

We audit against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible the website is, using theWebsite Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) to evaluate conformance.