VisitScotland is committed to making the information and resources that it provides via the web accessible to all users.
You can find a range of information and details of the different accessibility options we provide below. Choose a topic you would like help with:
- View VisitScotland.org your way
- Listening to content
- Web standards
- Known issues
- Other websites
- Report problems
- Useful links
We welcome suggestions and feedback to improve accessibility on this website. If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the information set out on our pages, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. That means you are able to:
- Change the colours, contrast levels and font styles
- Magnify the page to 200% or more without the text spilling off the screen
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate most of the website using assistive technologies
Navigation by headings
Use browser plugins or assistive technology such as screen readers to list the headings and subheadings in the page and go straight to the heading you need.
Navigation by links
Users of assistive technology such as screen readers can get a list of all the links on a page and understand their purpose from the link text.
Navigation by keyboard
Keyboard users can see the current interactive element on focus – such as links and form fields – through a visible change or style like a border or a highlighted outline.
Skip to content
Use a keyboard to find the skip links and jump directly to the main content on the page.
Use text to speech browser plugins or assistive technology to listen to content you select with the mouse or keyboard.
Screen reader users can both listen to the content and navigate around through the site pages and menus.
We are committed to conforming to Level AA where possible. This is an ongoing process and some content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.
We are currently reviewing our website and working hard to fill the gaps in the areas that we know are not fully accessible:
- Most PDF documents with VisitScotland.org are not accessible to screen reader software.
- Online eBooks on VisitScotland.org are not fully accessible so are provided alongside a plain text version to support the use of screen reader software.
- Keyboard navigation is available on most pages but still needs improvements.
- The sequential navigation via tabbing might occasionally be difficult due to unclear visual clues on focused elements.
- Colour contrast. Occasionally text on images and icons have low contrast ratio and might be difficult to see for visual impaired users.
- Screen reader users are not given enough warming when opening an external page. Navigation can be quite difficult on some sites in the network.
- Occasionally links to articles or videos are not properly described on screen reader software.
- Some images are missing alternative text.
- Mobile navigation on some pages within VisitScotland.org is quite difficult: some pages are not optimized for tablet/mobile.
- Cookie banners and policies are going to be updated.
- Form validation needs improvements to be perfectly accessible.
- Search Forms have poor error tolerance, no suggestions to refine the query are provided.
On desktop resolutions, this website presents a Universal Navigation menu that links to other VisitScotland Websites:
Where a specific Accessibility statement does not exist on each of these sites then the known issues list above will apply.
If you need information on this website in a new format or find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at:
We'll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.
For more information and help about changing your browser settings, please visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.
My Computer My Way (MCMW) offer guides to using assistive technologies to use websites with a range of devises.