The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is fully committed to ensuring that its website is accessible and inclusive for all user groups, including people with disabilities.

The design and build of the website has taken into account guidelines of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Standards compliance

  • The pages on our website conform at a minimum to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of pages meet level AA and AAA requirements.
  • The pages within the website should validate as HTML5 and use structured semantic markup. HTML5 is a new implementation of the markup language and although all pages are checked against the most current validators the HTML5 syntax is much more relaxed and allows for a combination of HTML4 and XHTML standards. So errors may be wrongly reported until validators and the advisory group finalise and agree upon the draft spec.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup, eg, H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles.

Resizable text

All navigation and content text used on our website can be increased or decreased in size.


This website has been designed and built to take advantage of the latest versions of HTML and CSS, these are supported in the latest versions of most web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 9. All content is fully accessible regardless of browser or browsing device and suitable fallbacks are in place for less advanced browsers.

This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and we welcome feedback on suggestions for improvements. If you have any problems, please contact us.