We want to ensure that everyone who visits this website and app can find the information they are looking for.

We try to make our site easy to use and accessible by including:

  • alternative text
  • subtitles for media content (where appropriate)
  • easier-to-read colours

This  means you should be able to:

  • 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 such as JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver.

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

We also use plain English in website and app text as far as possible to make information as easy as possible to understand. However, some more complex medical terms and explanations have been retained for accuracy. 

Technical accessibility

In accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, this website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA

Links to external resources

This website and app link out to several resources from external providers. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of these external resources.  However, we have assessed all shared decision aids we signpost for accessibility. You can see the result of this assessment alongside the title of each shared decision aid in this section of the website and app.

Content not within the scope of the accessibility statement

As the Right Decisions platform has a content management system, and links out to content from external providers, there may be instances of content provider generated content that is not yet accessible.

We provide guidance and support to assist the content providers  in ensuring that all the content on the websites and apps accessed through the Right Decisions platform is as simple as possible and more accessible to all users. The responsibility to ensure that the content is conformant with WCAG 2.1 lies with the content providers.

PDFs and other documents

We provide guidance and support to assist the content providers using the Right Decisions platform to ensure that any new PDFs or Word documents they publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We are constantly reviewing and enhancing components and elements of the Right Decision Service which we can make more accessible. Some examples of updates are as follows:

  1. Ensuring only web safe accessible colours are used throughout the site.
  2. Alternative attributes on images where required.
  3. Title attributes on links where required.
  4. Ensuring link behaviour is clearly communicated where possible.
  5. Ensuring main page contents are easy to navigate to.
  6. Ensuring text is legible and easy to read.

Reporting accessibility problems

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Right Decisions platform. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: his.decisionsupport@nhs.scot

Support for people with accessibility needs

  • AbilityNet  is a UK charity offering free advice and information to ensure that digital information is accessible to all.
  • Their My Computer, My Way section has support for learners with vision, hearing, cognitive and motor needs.
  • AbilityNet also produce factsheets  to explain how to make technology easier to use for people with conditions such as dyslexia, dementia or learning difficulties for example.