Web Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This accessibility statement applies to firescotland.gov.uk.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and the exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other document types

Some document formats on such as PDF, MS Word and MS Excel may not be fully accessible. Where possible we make documents accessible and/or provide a suitable HTML alternative.

Contrast

Some text and its background does not have enough contrast. This effects people with moderately low vision in reading parts of the site.

Link Purpose

Some icons that contain links do not provide enough information to people using a screen reader. This means that people using this assistive technology may not always be able to understand the purpose of each link on an icon.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4 November 2022.

An internal accessibility audit was carried out on this website in October 2022. The audit followed the WCAG Evaluation Methodology. Ongoing internal reviews are conducted on content published to this website and design system components used to construct the site.

The statement was last reviewed on 4 November 2022.

Feedback and contact information

We welcome feedback on the Accessibility and usability of our website. If you have had any problems or any issues while using our site, we would like to hear about it. Email, phone and address details are on our Contact page. 

If you want to know a bit more about our commitment to equality and diversity please refer to our Equality & Diversity page and if you want to know more information about any of our services please refer to the relevant page.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).