Accessibility Statement for Glow Blogs

This accessibility statement applies to the Glow Blogs service that is run by Education Scotland.

This covers the Home Page – and Create a Blog –

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible.

AbilityNet – My computer my way


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are constantly working to ensure that all parts of this website are fully accessible. If there are parts of the site that you cannot access or if you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us:

+44 (0)131 244 4330

We will consider your request and get back to you.


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).


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Education Scotland is committed to making all of its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


Compliance Status

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17/09/2020. It was last reviewed on 17/09/2020]. This website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by User Vision. 

The following approach was taken for the accessibility audit by User Vision.

Automated evaluation using Accessibility Insights, Powermapper and Wave.
Manual accessibility evaluation to code level using browser code inspectors, an approach that identifies issues that cannot be captured by automated tools.
We viewed the application in a range of browsers: Chrome, Firefox and IE on desktop; Safari on iPad & iPhone.
We assessed pages using the following assistive technology: NVDA (with Firefox and Chrome) screen reader for desktop; VoiceOver for iPad & iPhone (iOS);  Talkback for Android
We checked colour combinations using a colour contrast analyser to determine if there is enough contrast in the visual presentation.