This website has been built to follow current best practice for accessibility of UK Government websites. We take our responsibility for making accessible web content seriously. This website meets current accessibility standards, including Priority 1 standards articulated in the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Many features have been added to aid site comprehension and navigation for users of assistive browsers, some of which are outlined below.
Access Keys provide alternative navigation without using a mouse. Using your keyboard, it's possible to jump directly to certain links or certain areas within a page, without having to move your mouse at all.
By holding down
(Firefox 2, both Mac and PC), a link becomes highlighted. You can then hit the enter key to activate the link:
h - Home page
0 - Skip Navigation
1 - Main Navigation
2 - Main Content
3 - Footer
u - About Us
c - Contact Us
s - Sitemap
p - Privacy
a - Accessibility
Images have alt text where they add to the comprehension of the page. All trivial images have null Alt text.
The Scottish Government is not responsible for content or accessibility of external links.
Below you will find links to help you tailor your current browser to your needs, alternative browsers or add-ons:
Internet Explorer Information provided by Microsoft on how to change browser settings.
JAWS screen reader Download a free trial copy of the screen reader Jaws.
MAGic screen magnification Information on screen magnification software.
Opera Information provided by Opera on how to change browser settings.
WindowEyes Screen reader with Braille support.
This site conforms to W3C standards and has validated as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. The CSS associated with this site has also validated as CSS level 2.1.