This website is intended to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you have any problems using any part of this site, we’ll be very glad to help so please get in touch.
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we host the BrowseAloud screenreader tool, which is an orange circle which can be seen in the top left-hand corner of our website. In addition, British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service; find out more on the contactSCOTLAND-BSL website.
The BBC My Web My Way website provides excellent, practical accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability.
To find out how to magnify your screen, change fonts, enable screenreaders, and many other helpful tools please visit the BBC My Web My Way website.
Another good resource for making your computer more accessible and easy to use is the AbilityNet website. They have a range of tips and suggestions relating to accessibility issues.
Some further useful tips for anyone wishing to address an accessibility issue with any website provider can be found on the Website Accessibility Initiative website.
We have produced our own Disability Discrimination Act Guidance document regarding our communication methods, including our emails, publications and website. This is written specifically for our own operations. If you would like to use this document as a starting point for your own organisation, please feel free to do so.
This website has been designed in line with WCAG 1.0 guidelines, aiming to meet all level AA checkpoints, at a minimum.
A central aspect of the accessibility guidelines is compliance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web standards. This site is written in valid HTML5 and CSS.
This standards-compliance makes it easier for assistive technologies, such as screen readers, to interpret the content of the site.