Accessibility

The Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) collaboration is making every effort to ensure that the ScotPHO website is as accessible as possible. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website.

If you have any problems with accessing the content and documents published on our website, please use our staff directory to find the relevant contact for the page / section in question. We can then make arrangements to supply you with an appropriate version of the information.

Further information on how we are making our website accessible is provided below.

This website is built to recognised standards

We aim to make our website and products accessible according to published standards and guidelines. We've built this site to conform with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and CSS. We are also striving to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 'AA' (double-A) compliance. We plan to formally test our site's WCAG compliance in the near future and where this testing identifies shortcomings in our compliance, these will be addressed as a matter of priority. We will report here the results of our compliance testing.

Downloadable documents

We plan to follow best advice on accessible PDFs from Adobe. This year we are aiming to ensure that new downloadable documents in PDF format which are added to the site follow this advice. We will also look to gradually convert older PDFs to accessible versions. It is our intention to provide the following information for all links to downloadable documents on this site: file type and file size.

Skipping to the main page content / skip navigation

The main content of each page can be accessed quickly by following the 'Skip Navigation' link at the top of each page. You may also skip to the main page content at any time using the keyboard shortcut 'S'. See below for information on other keyboard shortcuts and how to use keyboard shortcuts in the most commonly used web browsers.

Using our site's keyboard shortcuts / access keys

Access keys provide keyboard shortcuts to specific pages / areas of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse, to navigate the site. This website uses the following access keys based on the UK goverment access keys standard.

  • S - Skip navigation.
  • 0 - Access keys / Accessibility.
  • 1 - Home page.
  • 3 - Site map.
  • 6 - Contact us for help / Staff directory.
  • 8 - Terms and conditions.
  • A - About Us.
  • B - Behaviour.
  • C - Comparative Health.
  • D - Population Dynamics.
  • G - Population Groups.
  • H - Health, Wellbeing and Disease.
  • L - Life Circumstances.
  • P - Publications.
  • R - Clinical Risk Factors.
  • T - About ScotPHO.
  • U - Register.
  • V - Copyright.
  • W - Privacy and cookies.
  • Z - A to Z.

To use the access keys / keyboard shortcuts:

  • Internet Explorer - Hold down the Alt key and simultaneously press the relevant access key from the above list, release both keys and then press the Enter or Return key.
  • Firefox - Hold down the Alt and Shift keys together and simultaneously press the relevant access key from the above list.
  • Google Chrome - Hold down the Alt key and simultaneously press the relevant access key from the above list.
  • Safari - Hold down the Alt key and simultaneously press the relevant access key from the above list.
  • Opera - Hold down the Shift key and simultaneously press the Esc key, release both keys and then press the relevant access key from the above list.

Please refer to your browser's help for other browsers.

How to resize the text in your browser

On a PC hold down the Ctrl key and simultaneously press the + or - buttons to increase or decrease the text size respectively. Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and simultaneously use the scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease the text size.

Race equality

We can make arrangements for translating information supplied in our publications. If you would like to view an item in a different language, large print or Braille (English only), or would like information on how it can be translated into your community language, please contact us.

Printer friendly versions

A printer friendly version stylesheet is applied to this website and all pages will automatically print using this. To print web pages just use your browser's normal print function.

Favourites / bookmarks

If you intend to revisit a page on a regular basis we recommend that you add the page address to your browser's favourites or bookmarks list.