This accessibility statement applies to the Scottish Land Commission’s website www.landcommission.gov.scot.
This website was launched on 3 December 2019 and was set up in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to be compliant with AA standards. Its most recent review was completed on 21 September 2020.
This website is run by the Scottish Land Commission. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. In addition to the site’s code being WCAG 2.1 AA compliant, users should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 200% 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 (tested using ChromeVox).
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is:
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Some of the images require more descriptive alt text. We are working to resolve this and in the meantime users can contact us to request a full description of the images.
- There are currently contrast issues with the navigation buttons, with the text for document repositories, and with certain images being overlaid with white text. We are working to resolve this; however in the meantime users can increase the contrast themselves.
- From a sample test, the majority of the office-format (i.e. PDF / MS Word) documents available for download do not adhere fully to accessibility regulations. We are working to resolve this and in the meantime users can contact us to request documents in an alternative format.
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:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01463 423 300.
We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are 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: Jess Barbier-Marsden at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01463 423 300.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Scottish Land Commission is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Some of the images require more descriptive alt text, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information fully. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We are working to resolve this and in the meantime users can contact us to request a full description of the images. We will have all images fully described with alt text by 31 October 2020. When we publish new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
- There are currently contrast issues with the navigation buttons, with text for document repositories, and with certain images being overlaid with white text. We are working to resolve this, and in the meantime users can increase the contrast themselves. We will have the navigation buttons and white text overlying images amended by 31 October 2020.
From a sample test conducted during our website’s most recent audit, the majority of the MS Office-format (i.e. PDF / MS Word) documents available for download do not adhere to accessibility regulations. Due to the organisation’s size, however, we believe that it would represent a disproportionate burden to update MS Office-format documents published before 23 September 2018. All documents produced after 23rd September 2018 should be produced to conform to the accessibility regulations.
We are seeking guidance from Scottish Government as to what is reasonably required in order to adhere to the guidance, given the size and nature of the organisation. We are in the process of updating all downloadable MS Office-format files (i.e. PDF / MS Word) to include a link to request an accessible version of the document. We acknowledge that the MS Office-format documents on our site may not be accessible to all users; however, users can contact us by post, telephone or email to request that documents be provided in an alternative format.
PDFs and other documents
Please see the issues highlighted above under the Disproportionate burden section in relation to PDFs and other documents.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. Subtitles / closed captions are available through the YouTube player for all embedded video content. This conforms to accessibility requirements.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 21 September 2020. The test was carried out by Cake Graphic & Digital.