This page describes the steps we have taken to make this website accessible to all of our visitors.

Health Scotland is committed to producing websites and web resources that can be accessed by all of our visitors. We adhere to the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines to a minimum standard of AA compliance.  Where possible and appropriate we aim to comply with AAA standards.

We are always keen to hear about ways we can improve the services we provide. If you are having any difficulties using this website, please contact the Webmaster:

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Standards compliance

In accordance with best practice, this site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for layout and formatting. If your browser or browsing device does not support styleheets at all, the content of each page is still readable and usable.

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Tab indexing

The site has been structured to allow quick access to links when using the keyboard for navigation.

The order for tab indexing in each page is as follows:

  • Skip navigation
  • Search box / additional navigation
  • Main navigation
  • Breadcrumb navigation
  • Content
  • Side navigation
  • Bottom navigation

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Portable Document Format (PDF)

This site uses PDF files. To view PDF files, you will need to download and install a PDF reader. The Adobe site offers:

  • Adobe Acrobat PDF reader
  • Accessibility conversion tools
  • PDF accessibility information

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Problems accessing documents

If you have any problems accessing the documents published on this website, please contact us and we will supply you with the document in an accessible format.

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Accessibility options and help for your web browser

Many web browsers have accessibility features, which help you use the web in the way that best suits you. We recommend you select the browser which best suits your needs, and these links give you some helpful guidance whether you want to best configure your web browser or download a more suitable one.
Note that there are many different web browsers available, and many versions of each of them, so it would be impractical for us to list them all here. We have chosen the most popular as a guide that you may find useful.

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Accessibility options and help for your computer

To configure your operating system to tailor its accessibility features to your needs you may find these websites useful:

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