This statement applies to content published on the domain.

This website is run by It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. For example, you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
For example:

  • some pages and document attachments are not clearly written
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • some buttons are not correctly identified
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • keyboard only users cannot skip to the main content
  • Gaelic dictionary
  • Image galleries

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, HTML or accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have any difficulties accessing any areas of this website or have any queries or suggestions. Please send us your comments by email.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Outdoor Learning Directory is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

  • where it fails the success criteria
  • planned dates for when issues will be fixed

Issues due to the third-party website codebase;

  • Expanding controls and components need an appropriate name, role and value. This fails under: 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)
  • Errors that apply to groups of controls need to be programmatically associated with that group. This fails under: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
  • Landmarks are not used correctly on the page. This fails under: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
  • Link text is not descriptive of the destination page. This fails under: 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)
  • Provide landmarks for page navigation. This fails under: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
  • Repetitive landmarks do not have a unique, accessible name. This fails under: 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)
  • Link text does not inform users of a change of context. This fails under: 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)

We will continue to look for accessibility updates in the codebase and implement fixes as they arise.

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

The following content does not need to comply with the accessibility requirements:

  • Third party content out with our control or not developed by The Outdoor Learning Directory.
    • Interactive maps and Story Maps
    • YouTube videos
    • PDFs
  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018
  • PDFs containing map images
  • live audio and video
  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020

Improvements Road map for PDFs and other documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

How we tested this website

This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level AA, using the services of an independent Accessibility advisory.

We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to decide on a sample of pages to test. This included the Home page and other representative pages including, standard content pages with embedded media such as images, videos, iframes, maps, image galleries, forms, listing pages, news pages, FAQ pages and gateway pages.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.

This statement was prepared on 1st July 2021.

Last updated: 01/07/21