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Thursday 23 March 2017

Accessibility statement and policy

The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to most of the available standards and guidelines.

Where possible, this website endeavours to conform to level Triple-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the NAS website, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or use our contact form.

For more information, download our Accessibility policy – Acrobat PDF 35KB, new window

For assistance in using this site, see our section on Help with this website.

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