Website Accessibility


Dorset Police has made every effort to ensure that this website is accessible to as many people as possible, whatever their requirements, screen resolution or method of accessing the site. 

This Website has been built to conform to internet and accessibility standards, including:

  • Compliance with HTML and WCAG 2.0 standards (
  • Separation of content, style and structure using CSS, and HTML
  • All major browsers tested
  • Relative font sizes used
  • Adjustable colours and text size possible through user’s own browser settings (
  • Clear links for easy identification and navigation
  • External links open in new window/tab
  • No frames or pop-up windows
  • Minimal use of JavaScript
  • Tables not used for layout purposes
  • Optimised and described images, visual content and videos (using ALT text transcripts)
  • Clear mandatory form requirements
  • Scalable display for viewing on different screen sizes, smart phones and tablets (using CSS3)
  • Site map and search available from every page
  • Use of Government Service Design Manual, as recommended for all public sector sites.

Assistive technology

Users are encouraged to customise their own computer with any assistive technologies required to suit their individual needs.

A useful resource for web accessibility with advice about how to adjust your computer to meet your requirements can be found at the abilitynet website:

Help with accessing PDF files

To read PDF documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Often this is installed already on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader already installed, you can download it for free from


We try to ensure our site content is accessible, however you may find some limitations. 

We always aim to communicate simply and clearly. Unfortunately, this is not always possible as our website has many different authors covering many different subjects. Furthermore, some subjects can be complicated, and difficult to convey.

Contact us

If you are experiencing difficulties using the site or require any technical advice, please contact us and we will provide further guidance:

  01202 222 222

  Textphone (Non Emergency) : 07766 425243 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing Only)

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