We are committed to ensuring our website is as accessible as possible for all our users, including those who are visually impaired or have other disabilities. We hope you find the following information helpful in accessing all the content on this site.

Website accessibility statement

North Yorkshire Police is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Guidelines and standards

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We are also endeavouring to ensure the elements of the site delivered by third-parties conform to the highest accessibility standards.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML 1.0 Transitional. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.


Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

Continuing improvement

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing this web content, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Access keys

We have created a number of access keys to help you skip to important content more quickly.

s = skip navigation
t = top of page
1 = home page
3 = site map
4 = search [not currently implemented]
0 = this page

If you are using Microsoft Windows with a web browser other than Internet Explorer, hold down the Alt key, and press the access key you need. If you are using Internet Explorer, follow the same process, but then also press the Enter key.

If you are using an Apple computer, hold the the left-hand Control key, and press the access key you need.

Adjusting font size

You can adjust your computer's settings to increase or decrease the size of the text on this site. The process varies according to which browser you are using - in most cases you can change text size via the View menu.


We recommend the ATbar toolbar to make sites more accessible. Simply add the following link to your browser's bookmarks and click it whenever you want to hear a page read aloud, or change its layout. The toolbar is free, open-source and will work with any browser for any website.

Other features provided by the ATbar are:

  • Change the text size
  • Change text colours
  • Change background colours
  • Select an overlay to provide a colour tint over the whole page
  • Change the font and line spacing
  • On line dictionary
  • Text to speech - listen to the text on your screen as it's read out loud.

The toolbar is free, open-source and will work with any browser for any website.

Easy Read

We have created an Easy Read poster using a font (OpenDyslexic) to improve readibility for people with dyslexia: pdf icon In an emergency, dial 999 (Easy Read & Dyslexia) [441kb]. If you know of anyone who might benefit from a copy of this poster, please print it out for them. A number of other key documents on this site also have Easy Read versions.


Our website works well with browser extensions for Safari, Chrome and Opera, designed to improve readibility for people with dyslexia. Find out more at the OpenDyslexic website.


You can view this website in a variety of languages. See our site translation page for more information.

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