Accessibility statement

This statement applies to the Boundary Commission for Scotland consultation website (

This website is run by the Boundary Commission for Scotland, an independent body sponsored by the Cabinet Office. 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
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • 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)

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.

Feedback and contact information

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

email; or

call 0131 244 2001.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five 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:

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Boundary Commission for Scotland 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 (‘the accessibility guidelines’), due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • None currently known (A and AA standard issues identified in the independent audit have now been addressed)

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
  • The interactive mapping element of this website and the tools that relate directly to its use are not within scope, as online maps and mapping services are exempt by virtue of paragraph 4(2)(d) of the accessibility regulations.
  • Users accessing the website via a Safari browser at version 12 or lower may not be able to interact with the mapping element of this website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We want to make sure our online service fully meets and exceeds the minimum standard of accessibility for all content on the website. 

The map - and tools that relate directly to its use - are a visualisation of the proposals we make in our formal reports. We make the text reports of these proposals available via our regular website. These are an alternative for those with difficulty accessing or understanding visual representations of those proposals: we provide signposts and links to these text descriptions of the proposals from this website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 7 June 2021. It was last reviewed on 7 October 2021.