Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for

Using this website

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Inclusion Scotland. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet is a UK charity that helps older people and disabled people of all ages use technology who has advice on making your device easier to use if you are disabled. They can help you to :

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most older PDF and Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • There’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Some images lack alternative text and some images are used as links
  • Some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • Missing or unclear page descriptions
  • The Twitter feed on our homepage is difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and screen reader software
  • Many of our videos are embedded from YouTube and may feature labelling from YouTube itself, which is incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive

If you need any more information on any of this, you can contact us using our online contact form here or by emailing or calling us directly.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please:

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us by:


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Inclusion Scotland is committed to making its 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 version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Text and links

  • Some links do not contain text or an image with alternative text. (WCAG 2.1 A F89)
  • Some elements are used as a child in the wrong context. (WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1)
  • There are some empty header tags throughout the site. (WCAG 2.1 AA G130)
  • There is underlined text on the site that can easily be mistaken for a link ( 10:4)
  • There are instances of text throughout the site which does not use at least 12pt text. ( 11:8)
  • There is bold text used in places throughout the site for phrases longer than a couple of words. ( 11:5)


  • Some images used within the download elements do not have an accessible title attribute. (WCAG 2.1 A F65)
  • Some images throughout the site do not have a set height or width which causes the layout to jump while the elements of the pages are loading. ( 14:3)


  • Some HTML form elements do not have correctly linked labels. (WCAG 2.1 A F68)

Site Content

  • The current cookie banner does not allow for keyboard accessible navigation. (WCAG 2.1 A F15)
  • Some ID tags are not unique and are reused throughout the site. (WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1)
  • Some elements throughout the site do not have high contrast between the text and background. (WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3)
  • Some elements have a border style that makes the focus outline difficult to see. (WCAG 2.1 AA F78)
  • There are some CSS animations and transitions throughout the site that have no way of being switched off by the user. (WCAG 2.1 2.3.3)
  • Some text and background colours throughout the site do not meet the 7:1 contrast ration standard. (WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.4.6)
  • There are pages on the site made up of a lot of content but does not provide the user with an easy way to navigate this content. ( 7:3)
  • The site does not contain a site map. ( 7:10)

Disproportionate Burden

  • Not applicable. We are not claiming that any of our accessibility issues are disproportionate to fix.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDF’s and other documents

Twitter feed

  • There is a twitter feed placed on the homepage which we do not control or develop. Results of this may mean that this section is difficult to navigate using a keyboard or screen reader.


  • Many of our videos are embedded from YouTube and may feature labelling from YouTube itself, which is incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive.


This website has been developed to work with modern browsers e.g. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera as well as their mobile equivalents on various platforms e.g. Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android etc.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This website is manually reviewed on a regular basis using automated testing tools. In addition to this, we welcome and encourage users of the site to contact us with any accessibility issues they encounter. This provides us with valuable feedback from the real world and could help us find an issue missed using the automated tools. Information on where to deliver this feedback can be found in the feedback and contact information section of this page.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1 September 2021. It was last updated on 29 September 2021.

Photographs from Inclusion Scotland events showing speakers and discussions.