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Explanation of accessibility testing

This page provides an explanation of Scottish Book Trust's approach to accessibility testing for this website.

Scottish Book Trust used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)(this will open in a new window) as a guide for defining the scope of our internal testing.

We tested the Scottish Book Trust site against WCAG Version 2.1, conformance target AA.

We selected a representative sample of web content from the public website of Scottish Book Trust located at https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/(this will open in a new window). This sample includes a minimum of one sample page from all main page types to test the website's full site functionality and range of content.

The page types selected for the testing sample are:

Initially, each page listed above was tested using automatic checking tools including Wave, and browser developer tools such as the Axe browser extension and Google Lighthouse. Main checks using automatic testing include but are not limited to:

A combination of tools were used because automatic checking tools can only find some accessibility issues, and human review of individual issues is still necessary.

Therefore, the listed pages were also checked using manual testing to ensure common issues related to automatic check errors were identified. For example:

Additionally, the representative sample of pages was also tested using screen readers. The screen reader and browser combinations used were NDVA and Firefox as well as Voiceover and Safari.

Read our Accessibility statement