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Accessibility statement (website)

This statement details what Scottish Book Trust is doing to support accessibility, our compliance status, how accessible this website is (including limitations and steps for improvement), and how to contact us with feedback or request adjustments.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life chances through books and reading and writing skills, so we are committed to making our digital products accessible to as many people as possible.

To help you use our website

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window). This website was built to WCAG 2.1 AA standard by our digital agency, Primate, and is run by Scottish Book Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

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

How accessible is this website?

We are always 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. For example:

The above list is not extensive but provides some of the most common examples of accessibility issues on the Scottish Book Trust website. Please continue reading for more technical detail about this website's accessibility, or email [email protected](this link will open in a new window) to request a copy of our accessibility report.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Scottish Book Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018(this link will open in a new window).

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

Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Feedback and contact information

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or need information on this website in a different format, contact us at [email protected](this link will open in a new window) or by calling 0131 524 0160.

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 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22/09/21. It was last reviewed on 06/11/23.

This website was last tested on 21/06/23. 

How we test for accessibility

Our sample pages

How we use Silktide

Screen reader technology used

Please email [email protected](this link will open in a new window) if you wish to read the full accessibility test report.

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