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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for the Old Saint Paul’s website

This statement applies to the whole of the website.

This website is managed by the webmaster for Old Saint Paul’s Scottish Episcopal Church, who volunteers as part of the church’s Communications Committee.

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 using extensions in your browser
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • find a text-based alternative for pre-recorded video content
  • 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), including alt-text descriptions of images

We would recommend using the Midnight Lizard extension for Google Chrome to alter colours on this website.

Download the Midnight Lizard extension

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.

Visit the AbilityNet website

How accessible this website is

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

  • most images, including linked images, don’t have a text description
  • the link text colour is low contrast compared to the body text
  • most pages have duplicated links that are cumbersome to navigate using a keyboard or screen reader, particularly the homepage and Who We Are page
  • The skip navigation link for the website section headings is currently broken

Feedback and contact information

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


We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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:


Please state the URL address of the page in question as well as the problem or accessibility criterion, to help us rectify this as quickly as possible.

View the WCAG 2.1 list of accessibility criteria

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).

The UK Government website provides information on how to report accessibility problems on public sector websites.

Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website


Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service.

Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website

If you cannot view the map on our ‘Contact us’ page, you can call or email us for directions from the same page.

Old Saint Paul’s Scottish Episcopal Church has two entrances, on Carubber’s Close and Jeffrey Street, both of which have stepped access. A staircrawler is available for wheelchairs to access the church for Sunday services and by request. To enquire about this service, please contact us. The church is fitted with a hearing loop. Currently, all of our services are available to watch live online. To do this, please visit our Online Resources page. Live captioning is available for these services.

Visit our Online Resources page


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Old Saint Paul’s is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by November 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Our linked text does not meet the minimum contrast requirements laid out in WCAG success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast (minimum)). We plan to update the colour scheme by November 2021.

The site contains redundant or duplicated links which can make the site difficult to navigate using a keyboard or screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context)). We plan to remove redundant links by November 2021, and will not insert them in future content.

The skip navigation link at the top of the page is currently broken. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard) and WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks). We will fix this broken link by January 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19/10/2020. It was last reviewed on 19/10/2020.

This website was last tested on 05/10/2020. The test was carried out by members of the Communications Committee including the webmaster.

The entire website was tested.