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 websitefeedback@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 statement

Scottish Government commits to making its websites accessible in line with the accessibility regulations. This accessibility statement applies to gov.scot. It was prepared on 23 September 2020 and will be reviewed regularly.

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

An external accessibility audit was carried out on this website in March 2019.

Non-accessible content

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