Humberside Police is committed to ensuring its web site pages 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.

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

How to contact us if you are deaf or hard of hearing

Contacting the police can be very difficult for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired.

We have therefore provided information about the various methods which are available for getting in touch with us.

British Sign Language (BSL) clips

Humberside Police and partner services in the East Riding have launched British Sign Language (BSL) clips to improve access to services for deaf and hearing impaired residents. The innovative BSL clips, which provide an alternative to written information, are a first of their kind in public services and have been produced following ongoing consultation with deaf and hearing impaired residents.

A DVD is available on email request to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Visual Impairment Protocol

The Visual Impairment Protocol (VIP) applies to anyone with a visual impairment, whether with full blindness, with a guide dog, or with any sight-impaired condition.

It can also be used by anyone who cares for, or supports, someone who is visually impaired.

It is very important that police officers and other police employees who come to the door for whatever reason are able to identify themselves. Usually, when officers go to someone's property, they have an identification card to identify themselves and prove who they are.

However, it isn't as easy for visually impaired people who may not be able to see a photograph or name on an identification card clearly.

Assistive technology

We encourage our users to customise their own computer with assistive technologies to suit their individual needs. For example you may like to change the colour scheme or have the site content spoken to you.

If you are not sure how to do this we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way.


Visit Google Translate

Visit Babelfish

Visit WorldLingo 

Please note, if you are using JAWS voiceover software, you may find a slight variation in your level of accessibility to some of our content such as images or tables, depending on which version of the software you are using. 

We are currently working to improve our website content to address these issues and aid voiceover software as much as possible.

Site Appearance

Change Your Text Preferences
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Using Our Website In A Different Language

You can use the Google Translator button at the top of the page to choose your preferred language. Simply click on the "Select Language" button at the bottom of any page.