The CLD Standards Council for Scotland is committed to producing websites and web resources that can be accessed by all of our visitors.
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 us.
We will evaluate this site on an ongoing basis and conduct a full internal review of our web accessibility plans on a bi-annual basis to ensure that we maintain and promote accessibility and to ensure that the site stays current and useful.
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.
The following are features that we have provided that will greatly assist you to use our website.
Access keys provide a quick way to navigate round the site without using a mouse. In line with current UK Government Accessibility recommendations, the following access keys are in use on this website:
0 - Accessibility details
1 - Home
3 - Sitemap
8 - Terms and Conditions
9 - Contact Us
How to Use Access Keys
The keys are used in conjunction with the Alt or Ctrl and Enter keys (which vary depending on your browser).
1. Hold down the
- 'Alt' key+ Access Key focuses on the link, but requires to be pressed in order to activate the link if using Internet Explorer for Windows
- 'Alt' key + 'Shift' key + Access Key if using Mozilla/Firefox, or if using Internet Explorer or Safari on a Mac
- 'Shift' and 'Esc' together if using Opera (note Opera ignores numeric Access Keys)
2. and simultaneously select a key from the list above
3. then press 'Enter' if using Internet Explorer for Windows PC (other browsers go to the page immediately).
Portable Document Format (PDF)
This site uses Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To view PDF files, you will need to download and install a PDF reader. The Adobe site offers:
- Link opens in new windowAdobe Acrobat PDF reader
- Link opens in new windowAccessibility conversion tools
- Link opens in new windowPDF Accessibility information
Problems Accessing Documents
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. Contact us.
Accessibility Options and Help with your Web Browers
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.
- Link opens in new windowFireFox help and support
- Link opens in new windowOpera help and support
- Link opens in new windowNetscape help and support
- Link opens in new windowInternet Explorer help and support
Accessibility Options and help for your Computer
To configure your operating system to tailor its accessibility features to your needs you may find these websites useful:
- Link opens in new windowMicrosoft accessibility features for the Windows operating system
- Link opens in new windowApple accessibility features for the Mac's operating system
- Link opens in new windowLinux accessibility features for configuring the Linux operating system
- Link opens in new windowThe BBC accessibility information site