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Explanation of accessibility testing

This page provides an explanation of Scottish Book Trust's approach to accessibility testing for this website.

Scottish Book Trust used the (this will open in a new window)Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) as a guide for defining the scope of our internal testing.

We tested our Reading Schools site against WCAG Version 2.1, conformance target AA.

We selected a representative sample of web content from the public website of Reading Schools located at This sample includes a minimum of one sample page from all main page types to test the website's full site functionality and range of content.

The page types selected for the testing sample are:

Initially, each page listed above was tested using automatic checking tools including (this will open in a new window)Wave, and browser developer tools such as the (this will open in a new window)Axe browser extension and Google Lighthouse. Main checks using automatic testing include but are not limited to:

A combination of tools was used because automatic checking tools can only find some accessibility issues, and human review of individual issues is still necessary.

Therefore, the listed pages were also checked using manual testing to ensure common issues related to automatic check errors were identified. For example:

Additionally, the representative sample of pages was also tested using screen readers. The screen reader and browser combinations used were NDVA and Firefox as well as Voiceover and Safari.

Read our Accessibility statement