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Appeal for witnesses to sexual assault in Brighton: Police are appealing for witnesses after a w... http://t.co/ggiiDX6qf0 #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 15:18:55

Help us reunite stolen property w/ rightful owners,visit http://t.co/j8goTY3NO9 to register your property #OpMagpie pic.twitter.com/9JRcE30Nv2 22/10/2014 15:14:12

Valuable stamps stolen from house in Lewes: Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at ... http://t.co/QaNNEtW7Ia #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 14:37:27

More free bike marking for Eastbourne: There is less than a week to go until local people in Eas... http://t.co/xqOkb5bgMQ #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 13:59:51

Hastings window cleaner faces fraud and fraud allegations: John Burrows, 42, a window cleaner, o... http://t.co/oyNPni16lp #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 13:59:50

Launch of joint burglary campaign with Surrey, Kent and Thames Valley: Police in Sussex, Surrey,... http://t.co/QBVGh87Bmv #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 13:59:50

RT @EbourneSpecials: So far this month @EbourneSpecials have volunteered 286 hours of their own time to serving the local community. #commitment@SCMarcusKnight 22/10/2014 13:59:44

Find out about how http://t.co/dkisstb3y6 can help us to put burglars behind bars: http://t.co/GKLiwY4Bo3 #OpMagpie pic.twitter.com/c2uPx6dhrM 22/10/2014 12:46:17

Appeal for witnesses to series of arsons in Bexhill allotments: Police are appealing for informa... http://t.co/cVLKYcy1AP #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 11:59:44

Our tweet re the domestic abuse improvement plan didn't work earlier. Apologies. Here it is: http://t.co/NkFZ92QXQ1 #SusPolScrutiny 22/10/2014 11:30:35

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Accessibility

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.

This page explains the web accessibility principles we aim for. If you're looking for practical help in using this site, visit our site help.

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?

There are a number of ways in which we support the site's users:

  • Providing text-based help with using the site: offering help and advice to guide users in making the most of our site and customising their computers.
  • Giving real-time help to users: by using the Live Help function (available during working hours) users can ask for online help from a member of our contact team. Our staff will guide them to the information they need within the site.
  • Designing our site for use with assistive technologies: checking that our media work well with technologies such as software that reads pages aloud.
  • Following standards: the website should follow accessibility standards in subject matter, writing style, design and coding. These standards include the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
  • Innovating: looking for new ways of offering media in an accessible way to help the communities of Sussex and beyond to engage with us.

How do you make sure the site overall is easy to use?

We ensure the site is useable in the following ways:

  • Helping users to control the size of text using their browser settings.
  • Using a font which is easy to read.
  • Ensuring there is a suitable colour contrast between the foreground and the background of each page.
  • Using clear and simple grammar.
  • Describing each picture and photo used on the site in words too.
  • Providing simple, consistent site navigation.
  • Ensuring the target (or destination) for each link is described.
  • Providing an easy to use site map.
  • Providing navigational shortcuts for users of text only browsers and page readers.
  • Using the best technology possible to display the site on different devices.

How can I tell you if I have problems with the site?

We test the content and functions of our site to make sure that a range of users can access the information they need.

In addition, we welcome your feedback about your experience of the site and we will try hard to solve problems as we become aware of them.

Let us know if there are things you find difficult, if you have problems with a particular page or if you have constructive feedback. Use our website feedback form to tell us your comments.

Where else can I find out more?

There are many websites which offer more information about making the web easier to use. Some also offer free software to download.