Accessibility

We want our services to be accessible, easy to use and to exclude no-one.

The Trust is focused on ensuring that our digital content and services are built to current World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative double AA standards for HTML and CSS. 

We’ve done our utmost to make it the best experience we can. We’ve checked contrast, added helpful hidden text for screen readers, and used ARIA methods to ensure even complicated interactive components are as accessible as they can be. Anywhere that looks like it’s just an icon or graphic should contain screen-reader accessible text so that you know exactly what everything is. We’ve also taken care to ensure that keyboard users are not left behind – anywhere a click should work, a keyboard navigator should also be able to access.  

We aim to support all modern standards-based browsers and currently test against the latest versions of the following browsers by default:

  • Google Chrome (Windows/Mac)
  • Firefox (Windows/Mac)
  • Safari (Mac)
  • Microsoft Edge (Windows 10)
  • Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10)
  • Mobile Safari (iPhone and iPad)

Our developers are encouraged to review and follow the guidelines set out in Inclusive: A Microsoft Design Toolkit and we have an ongoing programme of accessible content development.

However, we are aware that a few parts of our website are very old and no longer easily accessible. As a matter of urgency, we are commencing an extensive programme of development to rectify this. If you do encounter any problem with any part of our website, or can advise and guide us on how to improve it, please get in touch using our contact form.

Explore

Bannockburn accessibility guide

The multi-award-winning Battle of Bannockburn experience has level access throughout.

Crathes Castle accessibility guide

With a magnificent turreted castle, beautiful walled gardens and attentive staff, Crathes Castle has something for everyone.

Culloden accessibility guide

The modern, accessible visitor centre provides a fascinating insight into the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil.

Accessibility guide for Culzean Castle

Discover the magnificent castle, buildings, follies and grounds of this extensive estate, many parts of which are accessible.

Glencoe accessibility guide

Get close to nature on a Land Rover Safari and learn about the glen, its wildlife and its history in the visitor centre.

Useful resources

There are many organisations across the country providing information and support to help make Scotland accessible to all.