Website accessibility statement

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Photo by Luis Ángel Cardoza Rojas

The Software Sustainability Institute website ( website is built using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It is designed to comply with WCAG 2.0 standards, in line with recognised best practice.

We are committed to providing online information and services accessible to all. Our website can easily be adjusted to suit your particular needs. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities.

Version 1.0 of the website accessibility statement was published on 5/7/2019.

Customising our site

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Display settings

In order to make our website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:

  • text size

  • colour and contrast

  • screen magnification

A to Z list of  abbreviations and acronyms

This A to Z glossary includes common abbreviations and acronyms used across the Software Sustainability Institute website.

Download information

On this website, you will find some documents in PDF format. To view PDF files, Acrobat Reader software needs to be installed on your computer.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader installed, you can download it from the Adobe website for free.

Requesting information in alternative formats

Please note that if you require any content or web related resources such as media, documents or downloads in an alternative format, please contact the Communications team 0131 650 5345 or at

Reporting accessibility issues

We strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability. 

If you experience any difficulty in accessing the Institute’s website, please email or submit a Github issue to the Software Sustainability Institute website repository.