The Scottish Road Works Commissioner is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to content published on the roadworks.scot domain. It does not apply to the Scottish Road Works Register or associated mobile apps.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some pdfs published before 1 January 2023 may not have titles to describe the topic or purpose of the page. This fails WCAG 2.4.2 success criterion (Page Titled).
The document ‘Annual Accounts 2022-23.pdf’ also does not have a title to describe the topic or purpose of the page. This fails WCAG 2.4.2 success criterion (Page Titled).
Documents published in the RAUC(S) and Community section of the site may not be compliant. The minutes and papers for these meetings are maintained by individuals outwith the Scottish Road Works Commissioner's office. The Commissioner is working with these groups to achieve compliance.
This statement makes reference to a number of documents with accessibility problems which it is not intended are rectified on the basis that doing so would result in a disproportionate burden. We believe that fixing these problems would be disproportionate because these documents are either:
- Accessed very rarely, with little or no traffic measured of users are making use of these documents;
- Policies/procedures which are updated on a regular basis. Accessibility problems will be rectified as these documents are next reviewed and updated; or
- Produced by parties largely outwith the control of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.
On balance, it is considered that the costs incurred in updating these documents would represent a disproportionate burden to the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Non-HTML documents published before September 2018 do not need to be accessible - unless users need them to use a service.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 6 February 2024. It updates the accessibility statement prepared on 30 November 2023. It will be reviewed annually and will also be subject to evaluation and update following a substantial revision of the website.
An audit of the website was carried out by our website provider, The Gate, in March 2023. Subsequent to this, an accessibility audit was carried out by the Government Accessibility Service, which was completed using the latest version of Axe. The report relating to this was published on 2 October 2023.
The statement was last reviewed on 6 February 2024.
Feedback and contact information
Should you wish to any report any website compliance failures and to request information and content excluded from the scope of the Directive or suggest improvements, please contact us:
Scottish Road Works Commissioner
E Spur, Saughton House
0131 244 9936
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).
Annex: Assessment of disproportionate burden
This statement makes reference to a number of documents with accessibility problems which it is not intended to rectify on the basis that doing so would result in a disproportionate burden.
This decision has been arrived at through assessment of website traffic to the Publications section of the website, where these documents are stored. Of circa 15000 views of the website in a typical 6 month period, less than 100 were views of the Publications section. It is considered that the majority of these views will have been made by the Commissioner and his staff. On this basis, it can be demonstrated that a traffic to this section of the website is very low and is, on the balance of probabilities, unlikely to represent a significant accessibility issue.
The number of documents affected, i.e. those published before 1 January 2023, is 58. It has been assumed that each document would require around 2 hours work to make the necessary changes and bring them into compliance. This would require 116 hours of time to be spent updating documents, at an assumed rate of £50/hour. The total cost incurred would be £5,800. The Commissioner has a fixed annual website budget of £10,000 and does not have additional funding available to complete such work.
Taking into account the above, it is considered that the costs incurred in updating documents that are very rarely accessed would represent a disproportionate burden to the Commissioner.