Accessibility

We want mygov.scot to be accessible and usable for as many people as possible.

We try to make our site more accessible by using:

  • easier-to-read colours
  • larger fonts
  • plain English
  • keyboard only navigation

Feedback

If you cannot access any part of this site or want to report an accessibility problem, please tell us.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission enforces the accessibility regulations (the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018).

If you're not happy with how we respond to your feedback, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. They are an independent advice service. They will advise you on what to do next.

Compliance statement

Scottish Government commits to making its websites accessible in line with the accessibility regulations. This accessibility statement applies to mygov.scot. It was prepared on 19 September 2019.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) A and AA success criteria.

An external accessibility expert audited the website in March 2019. Most issues found were fixed. The following issues were not.

Non-accessible content

Not compliant with the accessibility regulations

  1. Date pickers are not available to or usable by screen readers. The elements are not keyboard operable. You can still enter dates using the text field.

  2. Some links are identified by colour alone. For example results on the search page. This is under review.

Not fully covered by the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not need us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.

By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.