26/05/2017

New Software Makes Cleveland Police Website More Accessible

The Cleveland Police website has become more accessible and user friendly thanks to a new software solution.

Visitors to the website, www.cleveland.police.uk, can change the language option, size of the font, and even recite the text on the page.

The new solution will help people who have sight impairments, those who are hard of hearing and people whose first language is not English.

The changes are part of a number of developments being made by Cleveland Police to ensure that information and services are as accessible as possible to a wide range of communities.

The Everyone Matters programme is based around equality, diversity and human rights, and has been shaped in consultation with Cleveland Police staff and communities.

Chief Inspector Kathy Prudom from the Everyone Matters programme said: “This is a fantastic tool which adds an additional dimension to the website, making it more accessible to local people and beyond.

“It means that important information, such as crime prevention, advice and information, and our latest news, is available in more formats than ever before.

Whilst this may seem like a small change, it is one of a number of improvements that we are making to the service that we deliver to the people of Cleveland as part of Everyone Matters.”