Accessibility

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

 

Where possible, this website endeavours to conform to a least the level of Double-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. The site depends for a large part of its content on the use of digital copies of aerial photographs as well as mapping to access these images. We understand that this presents problems for sight-impaired users however we, where possible, have developed the website to allow users to access the images by other means such as by free text searching or place name gazetteer searching.

 

It is difficult or impossible to provide a text-based alternative to the aerial photographs presented as results in the site, but catalogue descriptions as well as keywords that can be provided by website users, give some text-based information about the images and this information may be read by screen-readers. We are committed to a programme of testing and development to improve the overall accessibility of the site and to keep in mind disabled users in our site testing and development. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the NCAP website, please contact us.