Annual report for the OPCCN


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk asked me to design their annual report for 2021/22 in line with their updated brand guidelines. The report would be published as a PDF, so needed to be designed to be read on screen and accessible to users of assistive technology.


The design uses limited images, shapes and carefully-chosen text elements to bring colour into the design.

For accessibility, I adjusted colours from the client’s brand palette to achieve contrast levels that meet WCAG AAA standards and presented the text at a good size with a comfortable line length and open line spacing.

Because the report would predominantly be read on screen – and potentially by those using a screen magnifier – I worked with a largely single-column layout to make moving through the document easier.

Finally, I remediated the PDF to pass programmatic checks for PDF/UA compliance (ISO 14289).