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Web accessibility conformance statement

The Leprosy Mission Scotland works towards meeting the RNIB Guidelines for web accessibility. Our checkpoints are taken from the technical standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The site is tested regularly to ensure that we are working towards the standards.

Image Alt text and accessibility

As standard we only use Alt text where an image conveys essential information for the meaning of the page – for example a diagram about how to do something. Where an image is purely decorative we don’t use alt text as this is superfluous information, and extra ‘noise’ that someone using a screen-reader will have to get through before reaching the essential information on a page. Any images which don’t have alt text have an empty alt tag which is indicated using “”.

Report a web accessibility issue

If you are having any accessibility issues using our website, please let us know by emailing

Last updated: 14/08/2018