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Accessibility Statement

Updated: October 2023

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Disability Confident Employer
Disability Confident Employer

We want everyone who visits the Cairngorms National Park Authority websites to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. Cairngorms National Park Authority has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence

This accessibility statement applies to

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

(a) non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

WCAG 1.3.1 Info and relationships: All select elements have a label that contains text. – Photopost section of website,

WCAG 1.3.1 Info and relationships: All p elements are not used as headers. – Numerous pages

WCAG 2.4.4 Link purpose (In context): Each source anchor contains text. – Numerous pages

WCAG 1.1.1 Non context content: Alt text for all img elements used as source anchors is not empty when there is no other text in the anchor. – Numerous pages

WCAG 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded): Links to multimedia require a text transcript and have a link to text alternative. – and 

WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum): Provide sufficient contrast between text and background colours. – Numerous pages

WCAG 1.4.4 Resize text: i (italic) element is not used. – Numerous pages

WCAG 2.4.6 Headings and Labels: The header following an h1 is h1 or h2. – Numerous pages

WCAG 2.4.6 Headings and Labels: The header following an h2 is h1h2 or h3. – Numerous pages

If the above issues affect you contacting The Cairngorms National Park Authority, please email [email protected].

Content that is not within scope of the accessibility regulations

3rd party Twitter widget is non accessible due to aria-hidden=”true” attribute on

Google map is non accessible as area element does not have alt attribute on

Mailchimp sign-up form input element of type ‘text’ does not have explicitly associated label on

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We are in the process of developing a new website for The Cairngorms National Park Authority with focus on accessibility from the ground up to achieve at least Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA standard. This new website will be live by Summer 2024.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 07/12/2023.

This website was last tested on 07/12/2023 using Monsido Accessibility tester to outline accessibility issues across the entire website. This software will be used to continuously test the website through weekly reports with a full accessibility audit completed quarterly.

The statement was last reviewed on 07/12/2023.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Email: [email protected]

Call: +44 (0) 1479 873 535

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact us as follows:

Email: [email protected]

Call: +44 (0) 1479 873 535

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).