This accessibility statement applies to the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) website.

This page provides information on the level of accessibility the website has been built to, and how you can contact us if you need to.

We have designed our website and built our content to be as accessible and usable as possible to all our website visitors.

This means that you should be able to do the following:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet also has advice on how to make your device easier to use if you have a disability in their AbilityNet My Computer My Way section.

Feedback and contact information

If you have any issues at all with accessing any part of this website, please let us know by contacting using one of the following methods:

Email us at

Write to us at:
SSAC Secretariat
Scottish Government
7th Floor
Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU

Compliance status

This website has been built to be mostly compliant with WCAG Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
While most of the website is fully accessible to this level, there may be features that are not fully compliant.

Non-accessible content

Some pages contain links to PDFs which may not in themselves be fully accessible.
However, the pages on which these documents are linked contain a web page alternative to the PDF, meaning that there is an on-page version of the PDF content.

Not within the scope of regulations

The accessibility regulations do not cover PDF or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services and information.

Any content created after this date must have an accessible format.