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Accessibility statement

Our accessibility statement covers the measures we're taking to support accessibility, our compliance status, how accessible the website is (including limitations and steps for improvement), and how to contact us with feedback or request adjustments.

Scottish Book Trust is an independent national charity with a mission to ensure people living in Scotland have equal access to books.  Everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life chances through books and the fundamental skills of reading and writing. We are committed to making our website accessible to as many people as possible.

Measures to support accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to (this will open in a new window) This website was built to WCAG 2.1 AA standard by our digital agency, Primate, and is run by Scottish Book Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

(this will open in a new window)AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We are continually working to improve the accessibility of this website through our content curation, creation, upload and management processes. However, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

Feedback and contact information

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or need information on this website in a different format, contact us at (this will open in a new window) or by calling 0131 524 0160.

Contacting us by phone or visiting our office

Unfortunately, our office at Sandeman House is not wheelchair accessible at this time. However, there may be something we can do to accommodate persons with certain mobility impairments. Please note, Sandeman House does not currently have an induction loop. If you have any questions regarding access to the building or gardens, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Meg Elphee on 0131 524 0173 or email (this will open in a new window)

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Scottish Book Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the (this will open in a new window)Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. This website is partially compliant with the (this will open in a new window)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

The visual presentation of text does not always have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1, meaning it can not always be read by people with moderately low vision (who do not use contrast-enhancing assistive technology). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We have raised this issue with our web development agency, who are currently working to fix this issue with the highest priority. In the meantime, our website supports browser plug-ins such as (this will open in a new window)High Contrast, (this will open in a new window)Midnight Lizard, and (this will open in a new window)Pro Visu Look, which allow users to change the colour contrast on our website.

Disproportionate burden

No content currently fits within this category. We will update this if necessary when the statement is next reviewed.

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

No content currently fits within this category. We will update this if necessary when the statement is next reviewed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23/02/21. It was last reviewed on 23/03/21. This website was last tested on 17/03/21. The test was carried out internally against WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines. We used this approach to decide on a sample of pages to test.