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We're continuously working to make the new Scotland’s Census website as accessible and usable as possible for all abilities and disabilities. This includes older audiences and those with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments.

We try to make our site easy to use with assistive technologies by using:

  • easier-to-read colours
  • larger fonts
  • plain English
  • keyboard-only navigation



If you cannot access any part of this site or want to report an accessibility problem, please contact us.

You can also contact us using the contact form on this website.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission enforces the accessibility regulations (the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018).

If you're not happy with how we respond to your feedback, contact the Equality Advisory Service They are an independent advice service. They will advise you on what to do next.



Compliance statement

National Records of Scotland commits to making its websites accessible in line with the accessibility regulations. This accessibility statement applies to It was prepared on 27th November 2020 and will be reviewed regularly.

This website partially complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) A and AA success criteria, with the below exceptions.

An external accessibility audit was carried out on this website in November 2020.

Non-accessible content

PDFs and other documents

Some document formats on such as PDF, MS Word and Excel may not be fully accessible. Where possible we make documents accessible and/or provide a suitable HTML alternative.


Census data tables on the site are created using a third-party tool called SuperWeb. These tables are found through the main data search on the website. The following areas are non-compliant:

  • Some labels may not be accessible to screen readers
  • There is no heading structure to SuperWeb tables

We are working with the provider of SuperWeb to make improvements and aim to resolve these issues in February 2021.

Not within the scope of the regulations

This website has several PDF documents that were created before 23 September 2018. These documents are out of scope of the regulations.