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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 226 7411.
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).
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:
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
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
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 and images used should all have attached descriptive text.
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
Our website features the digital inclusion software, BrowseAloud, making our content more accessible with reading and translation support.
BrowseAloud helps those who require online reading support, which is 20% of the UK population. It works by reading web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice. The user simply hovers their mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud.
Who does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support. This includes those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
How do I use BrowseAloud?
Click on the BrowseAloud launchpad image that appears at the bottom right hand side of your screen to launch the support toolbar. Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.
How does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud offers a host of reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better.
- text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
- translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
- text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
- mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
- screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
- web page simplifier: removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text
- settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences
All the features are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar - allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.
What does BrowseAloud look like?
BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar (see below). You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide from view, as you prefer.
Visit support.texthelp.com, the dedicated support portal from Texthelp - the makers of BrowseAloud.