We are committed to making our services easily accessible to everyone. As part of that commitment, this website has been designed to be as accessible as possible on as many platforms as possible and at the very minimum, to meet level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.  

You can find out more about web accessibility standards here. 

Help with accessibility

If you would like to change the way you view this website, most browsers allow users to change the fonts and font sizes displayed. For advice on changing your browser settings visit My Computer My Way. This online guide explains the various accessibility features provided by your web browser, whether you are using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Features of the site

Descriptive link text

We use descriptive link text so that all links on this website make sense even when read out of context. For users of assistive technology (for example, screen readers) this can allow you to quickly jump through pages of text to find relevant links.

Meaningful ALT attribute on images

Most images for this site contain additional 'alternative' text that is stored with the image. This gives users who would otherwise not be able to see the image, access to the stored information. Although this can help users of assistive technology (for example, screen readers), it is also useful for visitors who disable images because of a slow internet connection.

Any image that is considered purely decorative will have a blank alternative text (for example, alt=""). This reduces the amount of unnecessary content on the page.

Accessing information in other languages or formats

If you would like any of the information on this website in other languages or a different format, please tell us what you need.

Improving our accessibility

If you have any suggestions for how we could improve our accessibility or would like to provide feedback, please contact us

British Sign Language Plan

We have published our British Sign Language (BSL) Plan, setting out the actions we will take between 2018-23 in order to meet the goals set out in the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 and to tie in with the Scottish Government's BSL National Plan 2017-2023.

Find out more about our BSL Plan here.