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Accessibility statement for Edinburgh Collected

This accessibility statement applies to the Edinburgh Collected website (

This website is run by The City of Edinburgh Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:.

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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 versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

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..

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some of our content is difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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, contact: Edinburgh Libraries’ Digital Team

Enforcement procedure

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

It is not possible to access all content using only the keyboard to navigate

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with our interactive forms. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden  within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be within the next 2 years.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Edinburgh Collected is a heritage collection of digitised images with associated descriptive information.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 4 November 2021.

This website was last tested on various dates in September and October 2020. The test was carried out by members of Edinburgh Libraries’ Digital Team – City of Edinburgh Council.

We used this approach to decide on a sample of pages to test. We chose to test one of each of the different types of pages on the site. We tested, picture memory, profile, scrapbook homepage, terms & conditions, written memory, about, browse memories, create a scrapbook, home and sign up pages.

Findings were reported to EDINA based at the University of Edinburgh who provide hosting and support for the site. EDINA undertook work to address the primary accessibility issues that could be achieved within the budget available.