This website is run by the Northern Lighthouse Board, the General Lighthouse Authority responsible for marine aids to navigation in Scottish and Isle of Man waters. This page states our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken. This website's objective are to conform to the Guidelines for UK government websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level AA, to ensure a Web accessibility standard have been achieved and are maintained. This accessibility statement applies only to the Northern Lighthouse Board website at http://www.nlb.org.uk. This policy does not apply to any other site, including any other Lighthouse Authority or any site that is linked from one of our pages.
The UK Government Access Keys Standard has been applied to this site. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site, and to help those who do not use a pointing device such as a mouse. A subset of the standard has been used and the access keys are defined as follows: S - Skip navigation 1 - Home page 3 - Site map 4 - Search this site 5 - Frequently asked questions (FAQ) 6 - Help accessing our website 9 - Feedback about this website 0 - Access keys used on this website
Access keys work slightly differently depending on which browser and type of computer you are using - this is a summary of the main different ways:
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which (where appropriate) identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
All Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site are tagged to allow basic accessibility. For more information about PDF accessibility, see the Adobe website accessibility section. For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader, please visit the Adobe website.
The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.
For more information and help about changing your browser settings please visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.
To report any defects or damage to any of our aids to navigation please telephone our 24 hour freephone emergency number 08000 326655.
Free from UK landlines, some mobile providers may charge.