Accessibility is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
 Where possible, we endeavour to conform to at least the level of Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities.  Conformance with these guidelines will help make the Web more user friendly for all people.  


Our website has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS.  The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.


The Scotlands Urban Past website offers list-based and dynamic mapping for both searching and the spatial plotting of results.  Although the mapping used in the site is not fully accessible for visually impaired users, we offer alternative search options which includes the option of plotting these results on a map.  The user may then select one of the pins to learn more about that record and link through to the full details page.  We have developed an underlying table which lists the results and may be read by a machine-reader, allowing the user to link through to the individual image record using this list. 


We are committed to a programme of testing and development to improve the overall accessibility of the site and to use disabled users in our site testing and development.  In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Scotlands Urban Past website, please contact us using the contact form.