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Turas User Management

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are committed to easy access for everyone. We're constantly working towards improving the accessibility of this application to ensure we provide equal access to all of our users.

Turas User Management was launched in April 2018. We plan to make the application fully accessible in line with new legislation by September 23rd 2020. At the moment(as of 06/09/2019) it is partially compliant.

This application is improved on a regular basis in an Agile way and we want to be clear and transparent with regards to what we are doing to improve accessibility for the users of this software.

This application is run by NHS Education for Scotland. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this application. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the application using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the application using speech recognition software
  • skip to content links at the top of the page

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this application is

We know some parts of this application aren’t fully accessible:

  • there are some missing styles for focus elements such as datatables and dropdown menus which make it visually difficult to see what your keyboard is focused on when tabbing through table details with action buttons
  • there are some colour contrast issues across the application which might make content difficult to read for people with visual impairments
  • Users have issues with the tabbed navigation using screen readers and keyboard entry
  • Users with screen readers cannot access nested datatables

What to do if you can't access parts of this application

If you need information on this application in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:


Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders).

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Applications and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. If you are deaf and would like to communicate with us without visiting the office please contact us using the email address below and we can use contactSCOTLAND-BSL interpretation service to discuss your issues.

Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders)

Address: 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW

Technical information about this application’s accessibility

NHS Education for Scotland is committed to making its application accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Applications and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This application is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The site is not optimised for browsing via a screen reader. Aria landmark roles are not implemented on the site as per WCAG 1.3.1 and WCAG 2.4.1

How we tested this application

This application was tested on 6th September 2019. The test was carried out by a member of staff from NES Digital using a combination of Accessibility Insights (Chrome plugin) and Accessibility Auditing Tools (integrated Chrome development tool).

Due to Turas applications having a variety of different users and how they interact with the system we decided to test the application using a variety of different logins.

Within this we tested:

  • Homepage
  • Pages with form elements
  • Pages with Datatables
  • Pages with text
  • Pages with Datepickers

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We plan to have this application fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard for the 23rd September 2020.

In our roadmap to accessibility you can see our approach to ensuring that the Turas platform is accessible.

This statement was prepared on 6th September 2019.