Walking Tours in Scotland
Accessibility Statement

Are our tours accessible? 

Our walking tours will largely be at ground level and involve moving at a moderate pace over short distances. Please contact us to discuss access requirements in advance. For example: if you have reduced mobility/are a wheelchair user, we can provide an alternative route/adjustments to the route to avoid dropped curbs and cobbles. Tours are delivered verbally by Walking Tours in Scotland guides in the English language. 

 

If you’d like more information regarding the accessibility of the tours please email us at walkingtoursinscotland@gmail.com.

 

How accessible is the website?

This website is run by Walking Tours in Scotland. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

 

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.

  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.

  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent version of VoiceOver) 

 

We scored 94% on a Lighthouse Accessibility Report, however, we recognise that some areas of the website are not fully accessible:

 

  • Color contrast is a measure of the difference in perceived brightness between two colors. Some elements on the website may not meet colour contrast standards.

  • Some images may not have ‘alternative text’ or ‘alt text’ (short textual descriptions of images).

  • Properly ordered headings that do not skip levels convey the semantic structure of the page. Some of the heading elements on the website are not in a sequentially-descending order.

 

As part of our ongoing efforts to make the website more accessible, we will aim to resolve the areas mentioned above by June 2022.

 

How have we tested the website?

We have tested this website by using an accessibility moderating tool: Lighthouse.

What are we doing to improve accessibility?

We have undertaken accessibility training: Wheel The World to widen our knowledge of in-person and digital accessibility. We are in the process of developing documentation regarding accessibility awareness for our tour guides. We aim to resolve outstanding accessibility issues on the website in 2021. 

 

This statement was prepared on Monday 14th June 2021. It was last updated on Monday 14th June 2021 and will be reviewed on a yearly basis in May/June. If you think we could do anything to improve please contact us at walkingtoursinscotland@gmail.com.