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This page explains the web accessibility principles we aim for.

Our web accessibility principles

We want visitors to the Sussex Police website to be able to contact and engage with us through the site regardless of their ability, age, language or background.

Who do you consider when you create content for the site?

Whenever we create content for our site we consider the needs of:

  • People with visual or hearing impairments
  • People with reading difficulties such as dyslexia
  • People whose mother tongue is not English
  • People from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • People from different generations.

What sort of practical help do you offer to users?

We use the Recite software, which is an easy to use toolbar that includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features. Recite includes the following features:

  • Back: Rewind to the previous paragraph of text
  • Play: Click the Play button to read the text aloud
  • Forward: Skip forward to the next paragraph of text
  • Decrease: This will decrease the text size
  • Font: You can change the font that displays on the page
  • Increase: This will increase the text size
  • Colour: Change the background, text and link colours
  • Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler
  • Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word
  • Language: Translate text into a different language
  • Text Mode: Remove images and view in plain text mode
  • MP3: Highlight the text then click to download text as an MP3
  • Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen

To access the toolbar, click 'Accessibility' at the top of any page on the website.