Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to sportfirst.sportscotland.org.uk 

This website is run by The Scottish Sports Council (Trading as sportscotland). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve 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: 

  • The site includes some links with no text information(social media icons)
  • The search input field isn't properly labelled
  • The homepage doesn't have a top level heading and in some other pages the heading structure is not logical or consistent
  • Some links are repeated and others contain generic link eg Read more

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: 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 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’re 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: website@sportscotland.org.uk 

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 us in person

Our offices are currently closed and our main switchboard is not being monitored. The best way to contact us is by email. See our Contact us page for contacts at each of our locations.

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. 

Deaf / BSL users can contact us using the Contact Scotland service

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

sportscotland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 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 

Social media icon links contain no text

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4

We plan to address this with the next refresh of the website.

The search field isn't properly labelled

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6

We plan to address this with the next refresh of the website.

The homepage doesn't have a top level heading

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6

We plan to address this with the next refresh of the website.

Some links contain redundant and/or generic link text

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4

We plan to address this with the next refresh of the website.

Some headings skip levels

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6

We plan to address this with the next refresh of the website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are continually looking to make improvements to the usability and accessibility of our websites. Accessibility is a priority for any future developments to the site and we will work to address any specific accessibility issues reported by users of the site using the contact details above.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020. 

This website was last tested on 17 September 2020. The accessibility test was carried out by sportscotland.

We tested pages based upon their usage (most popular) and the ones that would have the greatest impact for users if they were not accessible.