Cumbria Constabulary is committed to ensuring our services are as accessible as possible to the whole of the community that we serve. In particular, we recognise the need to take reasonable steps to enable access to our website for those with impaired sight or other disabilities.

This accessibility statement applies to

We want everyone to be able to use this website. You might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your needs. The site has been built so that you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

  • Some parts of the forms (such as checkboxes, radio controls, list boxes and combination boxes) for reporting crimes, traffic incidents and anti-social behaviour may be difficult to use with keyboard navigation, screen readers such as JAWS and voice command software such as Dragon.
  • Most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen readers, however users can request accessible versions.
  • Some content on our website is not available unless JavaScript is enabled, for example forms and maps.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you can't access something you need on this site, please tell us about it and we will get you what you need in another way. Email - (this is only for telling us about accessibility problems).

To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, please tell us:

  • the web address or title of the page where you found the problem
  • what the problem is
  • what computer and software you use

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

If you are in Northern Ireland and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Cumbria Police is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Work on making this site accessible has been influenced by the Guidelines for UK Government Websites, which incorporate support for the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Where possible, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to separate visual formatting from structural markup. All pages created should render in some usable form on a wide range of browsers and, if necessary, should be viewable in a very basic form on browsers which do not recognise CSS or where CSS has been switched off.

The site is valid as XHTML 1.0 and will work with all standards compliant browser.

We use the Bobby software tool from the Centre for Applied Special Technology to evaluate and improve our webpages.

This web site is bobby compliant to bobby ‘AA’ standard.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested, using:

  • automated testing – the quickest way to catch 20% to 50% of potential issues
  • manual testing – using assistive technology tools to test the website with a social focus on areas with known problems
  • user testing – asking users with accessibility needs to test the website, and learning from their feedback

We continually monitor and test the accessibility of our site and have made fixing and improving the accessibility of the site part of our daily work.

Preparation of this accessibility Statement

This statement was last reviewed on 14 April 2021.