This page describes the steps we have taken to make this website accessible to all of our visitors.
NHS Health Scotland is committed to producing websites and web resources that can be accessed by all of our visitors. All pages produced on this Health Scotland website conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level-A standard as a minimum.
We are always keen to hear about ways we can improve the services we provide. If you are having any difficulties using this website, please contact the Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Standards compliance
- Accessibility features
- Portable Document Format (PDF)
- Problems accessing documents
- Accessibility options and help for your web browser
- Accessibility options and help for your computer
In accordance with best practice, this site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for layout and formatting. If your browser or browsing device does not support styleheets at all, the content of each page is still readable and usable.
All pages on this site complying with all priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and as CSS.
This site uses PDF files. To view PDF files, you will need to download and install a PDF reader. The Adobe website offers:
Adobe Reader free download (external website)
Accessibility information (external website)
If you have any problems accessing the documents published on this website, please contact us and we will supply you with the document in an accessible format.
Many web browsers have accessibility features, which help you use the web in the way that best suits you. We recommend you select the browser which best suits your needs, and these links give you some helpful guidance whether you want to best configure your web browser or download a more suitable one.
Note that there are many different web browsers available, and many versions of each of them, so it would be impractical for us to list them all here. We have chosen the most popular as a guide that you may find useful.
- Internet Explorer 6 help and support (external website)
- Firefox help and support (external website)
- Opera help and support (external website)
- Netscape 8 help and support (external website)
- Safari help and support (external website)
To configure your operating system to tailor its accessibility features to your needs you may find these websites useful:
- Windows XP Accessibility Resources (external website)
- Accessibility Technologies in Mac OS X (external website)
- Linux accessibility features for configuring the Linux operating system (external website)
- The BBC accessibility information site (external website)