This accessibility statement applies to the National Directory of Continuous Professional Learning for Early Learning and Childcare hosted by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this resource. For example, that means you should be able to:
- 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.
We’ve used Plain English to help more people understand the content.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
- How accessible this website is
- Feedback and contact information
- Reporting accessibility problems with this website
- Enforcement procedure
- Technical information about this website’s accessibility
- Compliance status
- Non-accessible content
- Preparation of this accessibility statement
- Additional information about this website’s accessibility
1. How accessible this website is
The following parts of the website are not fully accessible.
- Content you access from the external providers on this CPL directory may not be fully accessible.
- Text size may not increase when the browser’s font settings are changed, however you can increase it by using the zoom function on the browser or by pressing Ctrl and +, or CMD and + on an Apple computer.
2. Feedback and contact information
If you need any information found on this website in a different format please contact us:
Telephone: 0345 60 30 891
British Sign Language (BSL): BSL users can contact us via the Contact Scotland BLS relay service.
3. 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, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the SSSC’s enquiries team on 0345 60 30 891.
4. Enforcement procedure
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you contact us and you’re not happy with how we respond to your feedback or complaint you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
5. Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The SSSC is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
6. 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.
7. Non-accessible content
We are working towards making the website fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines. The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations.
The filters in the “Search the Directory” tool are not correctly ARIA labelled. This may affect users who use screen-reading tools. This is not compliant with WCAG 4.1.2. We will fix this by July 2023.
We know that the font colour we have used in the “Search the Directory” tool does not provide enough contrast with the background. This is not compliant with WCAG 1.4.3. We will fix this by July 2023.
8. Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 20th April 2023. It was last reviewed on 20th April 2023.
This website was last tested 20th April 2023. The test was carried out by the SSSC using the Accessibility Insights for Web tool. All pages within this resource were tested on multiple devices.
9. Additional information about this website’s accessibility
The following list provides extra details about what we have done to make the website accessible.
- This website can be used in portrait or landscape orientation.
- It will display well on a range of devices including mobile phones.
- Content will reflow when the website is zoomed up to 300% without spilling off the screen. This does not happen on the mobile versions, but your phone’s accessibility systems (if used) will allow you to do this.
- Content which is resized on a large scale is arranged in a single column. When resized there is no loss of information and the majority of images will also remain.
- There is no loss of information or function when the text spacing is changed by the user, this includes line height, spaces following paragraphs, letter spacing, and word spacing.
- The site can be navigated using a keyboard and no keyboard traps have been found which means the user should always be able to navigate both in and out of any spaces using a keyboard.
- User interface components such as buttons, navigation and accordions have a high contrast ratio. Aria labels or descriptive text is given for buttons or links. The website does not require the user to input any information into fields.
- The simple navigation menu is consistent on each page providing a simple way to navigate back to the previous page or home page. There are also site links at the bottom of the website for each of the main pages.
- Each web page has a title and meta data describing its purpose.
- Headings are used throughout each page to guide the user to main topics.
- Link purposes have been made clear by providing them in context and with text descriptions.
- Most of the site can be listened to using a screen reader. We tested using Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader, Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader and ChromeVox.
- The website pages were tested with W3C Mark-up Validator Service in March 2023. No errors were found, with the exception of some divider elements not containing a header. These were judged not to be necessary.