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SAIF is committed to providing accessible information. We will ensure that our website and website content are accessible to all visitors. This web site conforms to existing recommendations, good practice and standards. We continually review our site and modify pages to remove accessibility problems for disabled people and to make information more accessible for all users.

If you have any problems with the website or accessing information please email info@disabilityscot.org.uk

We aim to meet WCAG version 1.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Conformance Level “AA”, which means that all Priority 2 checkpoints will be met. We also aim to meet most of the Priority 3 checkpoints. The full list of checkpoints for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 1.0 can be found at www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/.


The report “Enabling information” was initially put online in 2001. This has not been updated to meet the standards that are otherwise generally used on the SAIF website. This is because “Enabling Information” is a Scottish Executive publication and not one of SAIF’s own. We have included it on the website because of its importance to the work of SAIF. The HTML version was produced in 2001 according to best practice at the time.

Alt-text attributes

A brief alt-text attribute accompanies all images on this site. It identifies the image or its function. Images used for layout purpose only, or purely as decoration, have an empty alt attribute.

Access keys

We have not used access keys on this website. There is no recognised standard for combinations of keys; some screen readers use certain combinations for different functions.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. We aim to use only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” options in visual browsers. This means that you can change the font size in your browser.

If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets the content of each page is still readable.


All text hyperlinks are written so that they make sense when read out of context.


Where tables are used for the presentation of data, table cells are associated with headers to facilitate navigation with screen readers.

Technical information

The site uses valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.0 code.

Help us improve this web site and accessible information!

If you have any problems with our website, or want to tell us how we can improve it, please contact us.

Email: info@disabilityscot.org.uk

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