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Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the Professional Learning and Leadership site that is run by Education Scotland.

Accessibility Statement for Professional Learning

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Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are constantly working to ensure that all parts of this website are fully accessible. If there are parts of the site that you cannot access or if you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us:

enquiries@educationscotland.gov.scot

+44 (0)131 244 4330

We will consider your request and get back to you.

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).

How accessible this website is

  • We know some parts of Professional Learning are not fully accessible:
  • Decorative images have been assigned a text alternative
  • Skipped and missing headings in documents
  • Required fields are not indicated visually or programmatically
  • Accordion element not grouped with label
  • Landmarks do not have a unique identifier
  • Links that download are not announced as downloads
  • Repeated content
  • Insufficient colour contrast
  • Text on background image
  • Images of text not announced
  • Company logos are not announced as logos
  • Content does not reflow on mobile devices
  • Content obscured when viewed on mobile devices
  • Visible focus indicator does not meet the non-text colour contrast ratio
  • Burger menu is inoperable when using VoiceOver
  • Interactive chart inoperable using keyboard
  • The page titles are not adequate
  • Focus order not in a logical sequence
  • Error messages are not announced by screen reader
  • ‘Skip to main content’ link not present on page
  • Link text does not provide enough information as to where the link will take the user
  • Button element has no label
  • Visible focus insufficient
  • Language of Parts Error message is not announced via screen reader
  • Id attribute values must be unique

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Education Scotland is committed to making all of its websitesaccessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance Status

This website and related services are partially compliant with theWeb 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 

The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria 

WCAG Guideline  Description
1.1.1 Non-text Content 
  • Decorative images have been assigned a text alternative
1.3.1 Info and Relationships 
  • Skipped and missing headings in documents 
  • Required fields are not indicated visually or programmatically 
  • Accordion element not grouped with label 
  • Landmarks do not have a unique identifier 
  • Links that download are not announced as downloads 
  • Repeated content 

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) 
  • Insufficient colour contrast 
  • Text on background image 
1.4.5 Images of Text 
  • Images of text not announced 
  • Company logos are not announced as logos 
1.4.10 Reflow 
  • Content does not reflow on mobile devices 
  • Content obscured when viewed on mobile devices 
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast 
  • Visible focus indicator does not meet the non-text colour contrast ratio 
2.1.1 Keyboard 
  • Burger menu is inoperable when using VoiceOver 
  • Interactive chart inoperable using keyboard 

2.4.2 Page Titled 
  • The page titles are not adequate 
2.4.3 Focus Order 
  • Focus order not in a logical sequence 
  • Error messages are not announced by screen reader 

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In context) 
  • ‘Skip to main content’ link not present on page 
  • Link text does not provide enough information as to where the link will take the user 
  • Button element has no label 
2.4.6 Headings and Labels 
  • Skipped and missing headings in documents 
  • Required fields are not indicated visually or programmatically 
  • Accordion element not grouped with label 
  • Repeated content 
2.4.7 Focus Visible 
  • Visible focus insufficient 
3.1.2 Language of Parts 
  • Language of Parts 
3.3.1 Error Identification 
  • Error message is not announced via screen reader 
  • Error messages are not announced by screen reader 

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions 
  • Required fields are not indicated visually or programmatically 
  • Links that download are not announced as downloads 
4.1.1 Parsing 
  • Skipped and missing headings in documents 
  • Id attribute values must be unique 
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value 
  • Accordion element not grouped with label 

See the section below ('What we're doing to improve accessibility') on how we are improving our site accessibility.

Disproportionate burden

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

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

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems are not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Education Scotland are currently working to address the areas of non-compliance detailed above and plan to have the Professional Learning site conform fully with WCAG 2.1 by end of November 2020

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21/09/2020. It was last reviewed on 21/09/2020. This website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by User Vision. The following approach was taken for the accessibility audit by User Vision.

  • Automated evaluation using Accessibility Insights, Powermapper and Wave.
  • Manual accessibility evaluation to code level using browser code inspectors, an approach that identifies issues that cannot be captured by automated tools.
  • We viewed the application in a range of browsers:
    • Chrome, Firefox and IE on desktop.
    • Safari on iPad & iPhone.
  • We assessed pages using the following assistive technology:
    • NVDA (with Firefox and Chrome) screen reader for desktop.
    • VoiceOver for iPad & iPhone (iOS).
    • Talkback for Android
  • We checked colour combinations using a colour contrast analyser to determine if there is enough contrast in the visual presentation.