Social Work Scotland Ltd is fully committed to ensuring that its website is accessible and inclusive for all user groups, including people with disabilities. The design and build of the website have taken into account the following guidelines:

The Disability Discrimination Act states unambiguously that private and public sector websites must be accessible. Guidelines include:

  • Allowing users to control text sizes
  • Using an easy to read font type
  • Ensuring suitable foreground and background colour contrast
  • Using clear and simple grammar
  • Providing meaningful text equivalents for pictures
  • Providing simple and consistent site navigation
  • Ensuring the target of each link is clearly defined
  • Providing a full sitemap
  • Providing navigational shortcuts for users of text-only browsers and page readers
  • Using appropriate structural mark-up to maximise browser support
  • Ensuring all content and functionality is available to users without content style sheet (CSS), image and script support

If you find a page you think needs improvement, please let us know.

Do you need help in making the web easier to use? My Web My Way explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you

Standards compliance

  • The pages on our website conform at a minimum to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of pages meet level AA and AAA requirements.
  • The pages within the website should validate as XHTML 1.1 strict and use structured semantic markup. The CSS also validates.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup, eg, H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles.


We have checked the site’s font and background colour combinations against the different colour-blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.

PDF documents

A number of downloadable PDF documents are available to download from the website. In order to view these files, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Ownership of the site

All intellectual property rights, including trademark, copyright and database rights, in the material contained in, or referred to, on this website belongs either to us or our licensors. You may copy or reproduce the material for your own private or internal use, but the distribution of such copies or reproductions (with or without charge) is not permitted and will amount to a copyright infringement unless our prior written permission has been obtained.


This website may contain links to other websites that are not under our control and for which we can accept no responsibility. Such links are provided as a convenience to users. Their inclusion does not imply our approval or endorsement.


  • While we have taken all reasonable care in the creation, selection and assembly of the content of our website, all such content (including any third party information, products or materials) is provided ‘AS IS’ and no warranty or representation is given in relation to its accuracy or appropriateness.
  • To the fullest extent permitted at law, no liability is accepted for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including loss of data, business opportunity or profits, whether in an action in contract, negligence or other tortious action) resulting from the access to and use of this website or the information and materials contained on it.