Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to 

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: 

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • embedded videos have automatically generated captions
  • embedded maps created with Google Maps may not be fully accessible
  • pages do not make use of ARIA landmarks to define structure and aid navigation

Feedback and contact information

If you cannot access any part of this site or want to report an accessibility problem, please contact us at:

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: 

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

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 

Alternative text for images

The majority of images on the site are decorative and do not require text alternatives. There are a small number of images that have text embedded. In the majority of cases this text is also presented in an accessible way on the same page but in a limited number of cases this may not be present. These instances fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). This is being addressed as we revisit all content.

Captions for videos

Some older embedded videos don't have manually created captions/subtitles and these rely on automatically generated captions which are not fully accurate. 

These instances fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded).

All new videos now include manually created captions which are visible by default. 

Pages do not make use of ARIA landmarks

The main page template does not include ARIA landmarks which help to define the structure of the pages and aid navigation.

These instances fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).

A solution to this is currently being investigated.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

PDFs and other documents 

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.

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

We are working to ensure that we minimise the use of PDF documents but where this format is required we will ensure that the documents produced are accessible.

Embedded Google maps

An embedded Google Map is used on our contacts page to display a list of our office locations. Google Maps is not fully accessible.

We also provide a link to view this map directly in Google Maps website/mobile app. The location of our offices is also made available in text format in the linked page.

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 January 2024. It was last reviewed on 1 February 2024. 

This website was last tested on 17 January 2024. 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. Pages were tested using the deque axe browser plugin,  keyboard navigation and NVDA screen reader.

Date published: 24 February 2023
Date updated: 1 February 2024


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