Website help and accessibility
Accessibility statement for the SSSC’s National Occupational Standards Navigator
This accessibility statement applies to https://learn.sssc.uk.com/nos/.
This website is run by Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
- All elements of the website exceed the minimum required contrast ratios and colour is not the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response or distinguishing a visual element.
- Text can be resized beyond 200% without loss of content or functionality and content will reflow when the website is zoomed up to 400% without spilling off of the screen.
- No loss of content or functionality occurs when text spacing is changed by the user, this includes line height, spaces following paragraphs, letter spacing and word spacing.
- The content is not restricted to a single display orientation.
- The website is presented in a meaningful sequence to all users, there is a consistent navigation throughout the website and you can find website pages using the navigation menu or the site map.
- The website is navigable using a keyboard and there are no keyboard traps present.
- The purpose of each link can be determined by the user.
- There is a mechanism present to bypass blocks of content on the website.
- The headings and labels on the website describe their topic or purpose and alt text descriptions or a null alt text is available on all images.
- Labels are present for all user interface components and instructions for understanding and operating content does not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation or sound.
- The default human language of the page has been determined within the code of the website.
- Text transcripts are available for the videos on the website.
- Mouse pointers do not make a selection until the mouse button is released, allowing the user to cancel their selection by dragging away from the element before releasing the mouse button.
- No changes of context are initiated on the website when a component receives focus or on input and components that have the same functionality within a set of webpages are identified consistently.
- Most of the website can be listened to using a screen reader (this was tested using Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader, Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader, Chrome Screen Reader (ChromeVox), and NVDA).
- The name, role and value of user interface components and status messages have been programmed into the website to assist with the use of accessibility devices.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is our website?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
- Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
- The closed caption option for the videos is not currently working.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information in a different format, for example accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email email@example.com.
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)
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
We do not currently provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our offices have both fixed and portable audio induction loops.
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online BSL interpreting service. If you’re visiting our office and need BSL interpreting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The SSSC is committed to making its website accessible, in line 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, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The closed captions are currently not working for the videos.
We are aware of this fault and expect to have it fixed by summer 2021.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
There are no audio descriptions available for the videos. The UK government guidance Understanding accessibility requirements for public sector bodies lists audio and video published before 23 September 2020 as something that might not need to be fixed.
We will make sure any new video content meets accessibility standards.
PDFs and other documents
Some PDFs and other documents are not fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 Level AA, so some users may experience issues using assistive technologies like screen readers and Braille devices.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
We will make sure any new PDFs or Word documents we publish meet accessibility standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 March 2021. It was last reviewed on 26 March 2021.
This website was last tested 26 March 2021. The test was carried out by MTC Media.
We used the following approach to decide on a sample of pages to test. This learning resource is an average sized website with some additional media and we tested as much of the content as possible. We browsed the pages to look for specific issues resulting in hundreds of page visits on as many different devices as possible, both physical and emulated.