Accessibility statement for VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards website

VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards aims to provide a website that is usable and accessible to all. Our objective is to conform to guidelines and standards for UK Government websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at Level AA. These guidelines ensure that we achieve and maintain an appropriate accessibility standard and that our website is inclusive.

In addition, new accessibility regulations mean online public sector organisations have a legal duty to make sure that websites and mobile apps meet accessibility standards.

This accessibility statement covers VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards’ website

We know some parts of VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards’ website are not fully accessible including: images, audio, video and older PDF documents.

Feedback and contact information

If you have any problems accessing information on VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards’ website then please contact us with the details of information you require and we will try to provide the information in a different format.

Contact Us

Our service level agreement is 28 days and we aim to reply as promptly as possible. Contact us by email

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).

Compliance status

VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards website is currently partially compliant and meets most of the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

  • VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards’ content is written in Plain English, and aim to avoid legal or technical language.
  • Some area of the website have been identified as being non-compliant – see Accessibility Report summary at the end of this page.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Accessibility issues identified by the audit include:

  • Alerts on redundant links, skipped headings & redundant title text
  • Missing Alt text issues.

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

Exempt from accessibility regulations and therefore not accessible on this website are:

  • PDF documents published before September 2018
  • Audio and video published before September 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28 October 2020. This website was last tested in April 2023. The test was carried out by the VIBES team.

Sample pages from the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards’ website were selected for testing – these pages were considered to be representative of the website and its content and functionality. Pages selected for testing included:

An accessibility audit was carried out on these pages using:

What VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards are doing to improve accessibility

We will review and fix issues:

  • including alt text and text contrast issues highlighted by the audit.

This will involve amending page templates to remove non-compliance.

This page was reviewed on 04 April 2023

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