Accessibility statement for the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) website: May 2022

This accessibility statement applies to the OCTF website only:

This public facing website is run by Organised Crime Branch in the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. However, we know that some content on the website is not fully accessible. The content in the already published and printed PDF documents may present difficulties to some of our users.

If you need a document in a different format:

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems accessing the site or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us:


Enforcement procedure

If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) at:

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Organised Crime Branch 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

The OCTF website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard:  due to the non-compliances listed below.


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


A number of documents are non-accessible for a number of reasons which may result in a loss of meaning for users of screen readers or present issues for users with moderately low vision. For example, some documents:

  • Do not have a correct reading order. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 (info and relationships) and 1.3.2 (meaningful sequence);


  • Do not have alternative text for images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content);


  • Have tables which are not marked up correctly. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 info and relationships); and


  • Have incorrectly tagged headings and document titles. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 2.4.2 (page titled) and WCAG 2.1, Level AA, 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels)


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We intend to address accessibility issues in forthcoming publications, specifically the OCTF Annual Report 2021/22 which will be published by October 2022. 

If you require specific documents in an alternative or accessible format, please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 May 2022 and last updated on 23 May 2022.

This website was last tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level AA in February 2022. These tests have been carried out externally and independently.