Accessibility

LUX Scotland is committed to making our programme and website an accessible and enjoyable environment. Below you can find more information on the specific access measures implemented across our activity.

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Programme

LUX Scotland is committed to embedding access across our programme. Currently, our access measures include:

  • All film and moving image artworks screened online and in person are captioned

  • Live transcription provided for online events

  • Content notes provided for all events

  • Access information provided about venues for in-person events

  • BSL videos of open calls

  • BSL interpretation provided upon request

  • The majority of our programme is free to attend

We are currently working towards delivering the following access measures:

  • Improving live captioning for online events

  • Audio recordings of writing commissions and learning resources

  • BSL interpretation as a regular part of our programme

  • Audio Description for new LUX Scotland commissions

  • Audio Description as a regular part of our programme

Across the website, you will see access symbols to indicate what access measures are available. When events are held in person, information about access for each venue is provided.

We work with external consultants, such as Collective Text, captioner Valery Tough, and Quiplash, to inform our approach to accessibility and devise and deliver access measures for our programme.

Website

To help us make the LUX Scotland website a positive place for everyone, we are using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user-friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the LUX Scotland website. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch.

This site is fully accessible for users without CSS or JavaScript. A text-based alternative is provided where images are used to show relevant text content.

All pages on the site use structured, semantic HTML5. Visual styling is provided by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and enhanced user interaction is provided by JavaScript.

Font sizes: modern browsers support either text resizing or page zooming, to allow users to increase the size of essential page content. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 does not support W3C standards with regard to text sizing. It is recommended that users with text resizing upgrade to a standards-compliant browser which provides text resizing or zooming.