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Accessibility advice

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The Kent Police website has been developed using published standards and will display and function correctly in all modern, standards-compliant web browsers. We have endeavoured to make the site accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities. All pages on this site have been designed to comply with level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) accessibility guidelines.

We are constantly looking to improve the accessibility of our website. If you encounter any problems while browsing this site please tell us using our website feedback email.

Making pages more accessible

The Kent Police website is designed to let you change the text size, text and background colors, and other display settings through standard browser settings. Instructions are given for the most common browsers.

Changing the text size

All pages on the Kent Police website allow you to resize the text using the functionality built in to your browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Thumbnail of Internet Explorer text size settings Menu option: View > Text Size > Larger

Mozilla Firefox

Thumbnail of Mozilla Firefox text size settings Menu option: View > Text Size > Increase

Opera

Thumbnail of Opera text size settings Menu option: View > Zoom > % value

Safari

Menu option: View > Make Text Bigger

Using a plain layout view

Turning off style information gives a plain layout view, which

  • makes text black on a white background (or however your browser is set)
  • puts all information in one column (called "linearized")
  • leaves content images
  • removes background images

Mozilla Firefox

Thumbnail of Mozilla Firefox plain layout view settings Menu option: View > Page Style > No Style

Opera

Thumbnail of Opera plain layout view settings Menu option: View > Style > User Mode

Keyboard access

It is easy to navigate this site using only a keyboard. The "tab" key can be used to move between links, which can be activated by pressing "return" or "enter". The "backspace" or "back delete" keys will return you to the previous page you visited. Use the arrow keys to scroll up and down.

We have also provided keyboard shortcuts, or access keys, to the most commonly used areas of the site to enable easier navigation without a mouse.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Press "alt" + any access key to highlight the access key link. Press "return" or "enter" to go to the link location.

Mozilla Firefox

Press "alt" + any access key to go directly to that location.

Opera

Press "shift" + "esc" to toggle HTML access keys. The press any one of the access keys to go to that location.

Access keys

H - Return to home page
K - Skip navigation bar
M - Site map
C - Contact information for Kent Police
S - Jump to site search box

Published documents

Documents are published on the Kent police website in PDF format. Most computers will already be configured to view PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader but some may not. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded at no cost from the Adobe websiteOpens a new window.

Adobe also provide accessibility information about their products at the Adobe accessibility websiteOpens a new window.

Browser endorsement

While some common browsers are mentioned on this page, the inclusion of a specific browser does not imply endorsement or recommendation by Kent Police.