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Accessibility

We're continuously working to make gov.scot as accessible and usable as possible for all abilities and disabilities. This includes older audiences and those with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments.

We try to make our site easy to use with assistive technologies 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 contact us at: website@gov.scot.

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 status

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

This accessibility statement applies to gov.scot.

This website partially complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) A and AA success criteria, with the below exceptions.

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 on gov.scot such as PDF, MS Word and Excel may not be fully accessible. Where possible we make documents accessible and/or provide a suitable HTML alternative.

Not within the scope of the regulations

The accessibility regulations do not cover PDF or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 11 October 2021.

An external accessibility audit was carried out on this website in March 2019. The audit followed the WCAG Evaluation Methodology. Ongoing internal reviews are conducted on content published to this website and design system components used to construct the site.

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