This accessibility statement applies to www.orkney.gov.uk.
This website is run by Orkney Islands Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
This website makes 'Recite Me' software available to all site visitors who may need help with reading the website. Full information on 'Recite Me' is available from the 'Listen/Read/Translate' page that can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu on this page.
All of our downloadable documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be read through the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, you can contact us using one of the methods above.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Our offices have audio induction loops and you can also use the contactScotlandBSL service to contact us.
Orkney Islands Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard (external link), due to the non-compliances listed below.
We constantly strive to ensure our website meets the current accessibility regulations and regularly review this. If you believe that there is something that we need to adjust please contact us and we will look into it
Some of our PDFs and other documents do not meet accessibility standards - they fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion listed under Guidelines 2.4 (Navigable) and/or 1.1.1 (Non-text Content). Other than those subject to exemption, we aim to either update the documents or replace them with accessible HTML pages by November 2022.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 (external link) if they’re not essential to providing our services.
This statement was last updated on 16 November 2021.
This website is tested every 5 days. The test is carried out by Silktide.