Accessibility

We want everyone who visits the Fit for Work Scotland website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. As such, we've made every effort to design this website to be accessible and usable for everyone, whatever their abilities or disabilities.

Conformance statement

Fit for Work Scotland are working towards meeting the AA standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as required under the proposed European Directive on Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies' Websites

We've tested this site against these standards and we're satisfied that the site meets all expectations under this proposed directive.

Browsers

We've tested the website using the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8*, 9 and above (Windows)
  • Firefox 33 (Windows and Mac)
  • Chrome 39 (Windows and Mac)
  • Safari 8 (Mac)

We've tested the website using the following mobile browsers:

  • Mobile Safari 6.0* (iOS6 and above)
  • Internet Explorer Mobile 9 and 10* (Windows Phone 8 and above)
  • Android Browser 4.0* (Android 4 and above)
  • Chrome for Android 28.0*

*The core experience of the website will be supported. However, some of the richer features might not be supported.

Screen readers and assistive technologies

The site should be compatible with modern screen readers and other assistive technologies.

BrowseAloud

Whether you're using a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac, you can listen to, or translate, our website for free using BrowseAloud (external link)

What is BrowseAloud?

BrowseAloud reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include:

  • translator for international languages
  • simplifier
  • screen masking for touch screens
  • the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.

Other features include:

  • dual-colour highlighting
  • MP3 maker
  • secure site reading
  • text magnification
  • PDF reading
  • pronunciation modifier.

Who does BrowseAloud help?

BrowseAloud helps people that:

  • require online reading support
  • simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it.

Those with print disabilities - such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments - and those with English as a second language also find BrowseAloud Plus particularly useful.

How do I use BrowseAloud?

You can launch the BrowseAloud toolbar by clicking the:

  • Listen to or translate this page link at the top of each page
  • Browsealoud panel at the bottom of each page.

After the toolbar launches, highlight, or click, any text to hear it read aloud.

Support with using BrowseAloud Plus

If you experience any issues with BrowseAloud, or would like to know more, you can contact them by:

You can find out more about BrowseAloud by visiting their support pages (external link)

Get help

Most computers and browsers have accessibility features that can help you use the web in a way that best suits your needs.

The BBC have published useful guidance on some of these features:

Alternative formats

We will consider reasonable requests for information from this website to be provided in an alternative format. If you would like us to consider such a request, please contact the site administrator.

Further information

To report an accessibility problem with this site, or request more details about our accessibility standards, contact the site administrator.