The Law Society of Scotland provides services to solicitors, the public, and a range of other organisations.

We’re committed to making our services as accessible as possible. We do many things proactively to try to provide information and services in an accessible way, and if we can provide any further help, or your want to leave feedback, please contact lawscot@lawscot.or.uk or call us on 0131 226 7411.

View our full diversity strategy.

Our website

This website has been developed to best practice coding conventions corresponding with guidelines stipulated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

Text size

You can change the text size on this application to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings. Some browsers will allow you to magnify the whole page. To change the text size, follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer

Click 'View' to open the View menu or press 'Alt' and 'V'. Select the 'Text Size' option or select by pressing 'X'. Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or use the up and down arrow keys Click to select the text size or press 'Enter' The text size should change to reflect your choice

Firefox

Click ‘View’ to open the View menu Select the ‘Text Size’ option Select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’ The text on our site should change to reflect your choice

Safari

Click 'View' to open the View menu Click on 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller' or to use the keyboard shortcuts select ‘Apple’ and ‘+’ (plus) or ‘Apple’ and ‘-’ (minus) The text size on our site should change to reflect your choice

Consistent page headings and titles

A consistent heading structure has been used so that page information is compatible with access technology.

Photographs

Photographs and images used should all have attached descriptive text.

Javascript

Where Javascript is used, we always provide a working alternative for those with Javascript turned off.

Other services

Our standards of service for all users are set out on our standards page.  

In relation to equality, in particular we aim to ensure that the services and information we provide are open and accessible, regardless of factors such as race and gender.  We will therefore provide:

  • online information in hard copy on request (including large print)
  • information in alternative formats (such as Braille or audio tape) on request
  • loop hearing systems in our public meeting areas
  • access to signing and other interpretative services
  • textphone facilities
  • wheelchair accessibility to our office
  • accessible venues where we use external premises for events or meetings
  • the opportunity for audio and video conference meetings