Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig/An Seotal is committed to making its output as accessible as possible to all audiences (including those with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments), to fulfil its educational mandate and to meet its requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act. We will continually test our web sites with a number of browsers, screen readers, accessibility and HTML validators, and other web tools. The results of such reviews are incorporated into improvements for our sites.
On completion, The An Seotal project website will include features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. The developers are required to comply with various standards such as Priority 2 W3C (Web accessibility) and all HTML and CSS will be validated to ensure compliance with W3C standards. (W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium develops interoperable technologies including specifications, guidelines, software, and tools to lead the Web to its full potential. It also provides a variety of validation tools to ensure standardisation of website production.
Additionally, we plan to incorporate the following features onto every page:
*The site implements cascading style sheets (CSS). Certain early versions of Netscape (4.x and earlier) and Internet Explorer (3.x and earlier) do not fully support this feature, so elements such as links may display differently. If you are experiencing this, you may wish to disable style sheets. You can do this through your browser. In Explorer (5.50), choose Tools, Internet Options, General Tab, Accessibility, and check the 'Format documents using my style sheet' feature. In Netscape (4.75), choose Edit, Preferences, Advanced, and turn off the 'enable style sheets' feature. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest versions of browsers to make full use of the technologies available.
If you have difficulty viewing any page using assistive technology, please use our online enquiry form so that we can make the information available to you. Please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the format in which you would like to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.
Some of the links on our web site may point to forms and publications in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft® formats. Both companies offer tools and information to increase the accessibility of documents.
(http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/ and http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/FX100647101033.aspx)
The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF - http://www.saifscotland.org.uk/ ) is an organisation funded by the Scottish Executive to promote accessible information for disabled people. They have produced a range of guidance materials including the SAIF Standards for Disability Information and Advice Provision in Scotland. A downloadable copy of their business bulletin is available on their website.
If you have any questions or comments or need to contact us in connection with this policy, please use our online enquiry form.