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This statement applies to content published on the website. It does not apply to content on any of its subdomains.

This website is run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, which is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standard to ensure accessibility of the website.

Measures to support accessibility

The College takes the following measures to support accessibility of the website:

  • Include accessibility as part of its Website Development Strategy.
  • Integrate accessibility into its web development practices.
  • Include people with disabilities in its user testing.
  • Work toward WCAG 2.1 accreditation.
  • Annual assessments of the website by Shaw Trust Accessibility Services.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

The College website has been awarded the Shaw Trust Accessibility Accreditation. Any web site carrying this mark has been tested by people with a wide range of disabilities and found to be accessible.

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How accessible this website is

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

  • The HTML table published on the Today's health news headlines page can't be formatted correctly by the College. The content of this page is taken from an external website via API.
  • The content of the articles published in the "News and Statements" section of the website may not be fully accessible. The content of these pages is taken from an external website via API.
  • The interactive maps displayed on this website are provided by Google Maps and cannot be modified by the College.
  • The interactive surveys are provided by HotJar and cannot be modified by the College.
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Some PDF documents are provided by third-party and cannot be modified by the College. If you require a specific document in another format, please contact us by sending an email to


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Please contact us by sending an email to if you encounter accessibility barriers on this website.

Technical specifications

The accessibility of relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is assessing the accessibility of via external evaluations.

This statement was prepared on 01 November 2021. It was last updated on 06 June 2022.

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