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Accessibility statement (Digital Stories website)

This statement relates to the accessibility of Scottish Book Trust's Digital Stories website

Scottish Book Trust is an independent national charity with a mission to ensure people living in Scotland have equal access to books. Everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life chances through books and the fundamental skills of reading and writing. We are committed to making our websites and other digital products accessible to as many people as possible.

Measures to support accessibility

This website (https://digital-stories.scot/(this link will open in a new window)) is a Squarespace site which has been built by Scottish Book Trust using page templates created by Squarespace. We have customised page templates and content with digital accessibility best practices in mind, and also run automated tests and manual checks to make further improvements. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

AbilityNet(this link will open in a new window) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is the Digital Stories website?

We are continually working to improve the accessibility of this website through our content curation, creation, upload and management processes. However, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. We have optimised the Squarespace website template as much as possible and will continue to review Squarespace’s developments for future improvements.

Feedback and contact information

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. Squarespace has stated its commitment to making its services more accessible and are currently reviewing their services to 'improve user experience and to make it easier for customers to make their sites accessible'. Squarespace's article on accessibility(this link will open in a new window) provides more information.

If you find any problems with the website or need information on this website in a different format, please contact us at digital@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window) or by calling 0131 524 0160.

You can find out more about the accessibility of our main website and apps in our separate accessibility statements.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018(this link will open in a new window) (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

Compliance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1(this link will open in a new window) AA standard due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Disproportionate burden

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13/09/22. It was last reviewed on 15/02/24.

This website was last tested on 27/10/23. 

Our digital team carried out testing internally against WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines. We used this accessibility testing approach to decide on a sample of pages to test.

Please email digital@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window) if you wish to read the full accessibility test report.

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