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Accessibility statement (website)

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

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 website and other digital products accessible to as many people as possible.

Measures to support accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.scottishbooktrust.com(this 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(this will open in a new window) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

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. 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 to learn technical information about this website's accessibility, or email digital@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) to request a copy of our accessibility report.

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 digital@scottishbooktrust.com(this 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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting our office

Unfortunately, our office at Sandeman House is not wheelchair accessible at this time. However, there may be something we can do to accommodate persons with certain mobility impairments. Please note, Sandeman House does not currently have an induction loop. If you have any questions regarding access to the building or gardens, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Meg Elphee on 0131 524 0173 or email Meg.Elphee@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

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 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 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 that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22/09/21. It was last reviewed on 25/11/22.

This website was last tested on 01/08/22. 

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 will open in a new window) if you wish to read the full accessibility test report.