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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the Scottish Government. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. You should be able to:

  • use your web browser to change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without loss of information
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • access the website using a mobile or tablet

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Feedback and contact information

We want to find ways to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, email with details.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Scottish Government is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.2 A and AA success criteria. The non-compliances are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some document formats such as PDF, MS Word and Excel may not be fully accessible. We plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

This fails WCAG success criteria:

  • non-text content 1.1.1
  • info and relationships 1.3.1
  • meaningful sequence 1.3.2
  • multiple ways 2.4.5

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As part of our work to improve the accessibility of this website, we are reviewing our policy on PDFs and other methods of delivering information with a view to making them as accessible as possible.

We will implement any changes required to ensure that this website is fully compliant with the WCAG version 2.2 AA standard.

This site uses the Scottish Government Design System which has accessible styles, components and patterns.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19 April 2024. It was last reviewed on 25 April 2024.

The website was tested on 15 April 2024 by the Digital Accessibility Team in the Scottish Government.

 The Accessibility team ran an automated test across the site, to detect compliance with WCAG 2.2 (AA). The automated tests were completed using the latest version of Axe.

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