Accessibility on this website
The Promise Scotland is committed to making sure this website is accessible. This is important because:
Accessibility is a legal duty
The Promise Scotland is a company which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers. This means it must follow laws which apply to public sector organisations.
One of these laws is The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 . It applies across the whole UK, including for devolved organisations in Scotland.
These regulations set a minimum standard around accessibility which this website must meet, which can be defined against the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 . The WCAG is used worldwide as a set of common standards, which sets out success criteria across three different levels:
- Level A ,
- Level AA , and
- Level AAA .
The level of a success criteria is set by:
- how challenging it is to put in place , and
- the impact on users if the criteria isn't met.
Under the Public Sector Bodies Website Regulations, this website should meet all success criteria at both Level A and Level AA.
Accessibility must be part of keeping the promise
The promise was made for all Scotland's children and young people, and people across Scotland will play a part in keeping it. As many people as possible should be able to find, understand, and action the information it contains.
That means that this website should go beyond what regulation demands. It should meet Level AAA success criteria where it can, to make sure it is as accessible as it can be.
Using the Recite Me toolbar as an accessibility aid
This website features the Recite Me toolbar. It allows you adjust how the website is displayed, through:
- changing its font,
- changing its colours,
- changing the language it’s written in,
- changing the size of the margins,
- opening a plain text version of the website.
- It also includes other accessibility features, such as allowing people to download audio of what the website says.
The Promise Scotland can’t accept responsibility for the modifications ReciteMe provides. For example:
- It can’t guarantee the translations Recite Me provides are accurate,
- It can’t guarantee this website will still conform to its Accessibility Statement once it’d been modified by the Recite Me toolbar.