Our goal is to ensure our website is accessible to all users whatever type of device they are using and whatever their disability, including those with impaired vision, motor difficulties, cognitive impairments or learning disabilities, deafness or impaired hearing.

We aim to adhere to current best practice, such as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines and the RNIB’s ‘See It Right’ guidelines and of course Public Sector Bodies websites and mobile applications accessibility regulations.

Using this website

This website is operated by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). We want the site to be as accessible as possible and we are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities.

Our website’s pages are designed to be viewable on small screens as well as standard monitors. The site is navigable using a keyboard and without images, JavaScript or CSS support. All text is resizable using standard browser controls.

Users should be able to:

  • Zoom text to 500% with it remaining fully readable
  • Use a screen reader to browse the website
  • Modify spacing of text using an appropriate browser extension (for example Easy Read in Chrome)

The UK charity AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Measures to support accessibility

We are using third-party software to assess the accessibility of our website and include accessibility within our internal policies. We carried out a mixture of automated and manual tests on our website for accessibility during the design process, and we carry out similar testing on the live site.

We have a rolling programme of updating content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG.

There is a ‘skip to main content’ button so users can access what they need quickly. All elements should have sufficient colour contrast ratio. We use a scroll reveal effect which can trick accessibility audit tools into thinking otherwise.

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