Accessibility Statement for Glow Blogs Help

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

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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:

enquiries@educationscotland.gov.scot

+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).

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of Glow Blogs Help are not fully accessible:

  • Icons are focusable but nothing is announced
  • Links are not associated to heading
  • Images of text not announced
  • User cannot dismiss modal using keyboard alone
  • User is required to tab through all the elements in the menu navigation bar
  • Skip to content does not appear on desktop or mobile and does not function correctly
  • Links do not help users identify link purpose
  • Insufficient visible focus
  • Dynamic content is not announced by screen reader

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 and related services are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to ‘the non-compliances’ listed below.

Non Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria

WCAG Guideline Description
1.1.1 Non-text content Icons are focusable but nothing is announced
1.3.1 Info and Relationships Icons are focusable but nothing is announcedLinks are not associated to heading
1.4.5 Images of Text

 

Images of text not announced

User cannot dismiss modal using keyboard alone

2.1.1 Keyboard User cannot dismiss modal using keyboard alone

User is required to tab through all the elements in the menu navigation bar

2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap

 

User cannot dismiss modal using keyboard alone
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks kip to content does not appear on desktop or mobile and does not function correctly
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In context)

 

Links do not help users identify link purpose

User cannot dismiss modal using keyboard alone

2.4.7 Focus Visible Insufficient visible focus
3.2.1 On Focus  User is required to tab through all the elements in the menu navigation bar
4.1.3 Status Messages

 

Dynamic content is not announced by screen reader

 

See the section below (‘What we’re doing to improve accessibility’) on how we are improving our site accessibility.

Disproportionate burden

 

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems are not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Education Scotland are currently working to address the areas of non-compliance detailed above and plan to have the Glow Blogs Help site conform fully with WCAG 2.1 AA by  Dec 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17/09/2020. It was last reviewed on 22/09/2020. 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.

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