Accessibility statement

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

This accessibility statement applies to scottishveteranscommissioner.org.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and the exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs

  • There are five PDFs published before 23 September 2018 which don’t meet current accessibility regulations. As these documents are not required to access an essential service, they are exempt from accessibility regulations.
  • Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards or a fully accessible html alternative will be offered.

Progress Page

  • On the Progress Page and the Impact Page the content has been laid out using tables. Layout tables should be avoided as they can cause issues for assistive technologies such as screen readers as they can and do interpret them as data tables and announce rows and columns etc. Currently, the layout of these pages does not meet the following criteria: WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships: Tables.
  • Replacing the layout tables with other HTML elements such as DIVs and styling them with CSS is not a viable alternative solution, as the content needs to be regularly and easily amended and updated.
  • The presentation of the content in this manner and the function of the tables is essential, as removing it would fundamentally change the information or functionality of the content. Information and functionality cannot be achieved in another way that would conform.

The content is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 December 2023.

This statement was prepared following an accessibility audit carried out by The Gate in November 2023 using manual testing and accessibility software. The auditing tools used were WAVE Accessibility Checker, Lighthouse Chrome Extension and Chrome general browsing.

This statement was last reviewed on 13 December 2023.

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, please contact scottishveteranscommissioner@gov.scot.

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).

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A showcase of artwork by #veterans is set to open at The Scottish Submarine Centre in Helensburgh. Inspired by experiences of war and life after service, the exhibition aims to highlight the positive impact of art on mental health and wellbeing.

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