• Glencoe

    Observations in Glencoe and Glen Etive.

  • Lochaber

    Observations on Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.

  • Creag Meagaidh

    Observations on Creag Meagaidh and some surrounding hills.

  • Northern Cairngorms

    Observations in Northern Corries and Loch Avon Basin.

  • Southern Cairngorms

    Observations on Lochnagar, in Glenshee, and some coverage of the Southern Cairngorms

  • Torridon

    Observations in Torridon.

Website Accessibility

sportscotland Avalanche Information Service is committed to ensuring our services are as accessible as possible to the whole of the community. In particular, we recognise the need to take reasonable steps to enable access to our website for those with impaired sight or other disabilities.

Work on making this site more accessible has been carried out against the Automatic Test Results of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Once complete the website will endeavour to maintain a 'WAI-AA' rating.

Keyboard Shortcuts - Access Keys

The accesskey is an HTML attribute that allows you to use various keyboard shortcuts to jump to specific sections or pages of a website. For instance by pressing a certain keyboard shortcut you can bypass the navigation and jump straight to the main content or go to a specific page on the site.

Accesskeys on this website:

There are five main access keys used on this website. They are:-

  • 'S' = Will allow you to skip past the navigation and go straight to the main content area.
  • 'H' = Will take you directly to the 'Home' page.

Using Accesskeys on the PC & MAC:

Accesskeys work differently depending on the software & platform that is being used. The following is a guide on how to use keyboard shortcuts with different system platforms and web browsers.

Using Accesskeys on a PC with Microsoft Windows:

If you are using Windows pressing the ' Alt ' key in combination with the access key will highlight that link on the page, you then press ' Enter ' to select that link.

Using Accesskeys on an Apple Mac:

If you are using a Mac pressing the ' Ctrl ' key in combination with the access key will automatically send you to that specific page.

Using Accesskeys with different Web Browsers:

As mentioned before accesskey controls behave differently with different web browsers. The following is a guide to how different browsers handle this feature.

  • Internet Explorer 5, 6 & 7 (PC)
    Hold down the ' Alt ' key, press the number of the Access key, release both keys then press ' Enter '
  • Internet Explorer 4 (PC)
    Hold down the ' Alt ' key and press the number of the Access key
  • Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)
    Hold down the ' Ctrl ' key and press the number of the Access key
  • Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)
    Access keys are not supported.
  • Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac)
    Access keys are not supported
  • Firefox, Mozilla (PC)
    Hold down the ' Alt ' key and press the number of the Access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla 2.0+ (PC)
    Hold down the ' Alt ' & 'Shift' key and press the number of the Access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla (Mac)
    Hold down the ' Ctrl ' key and press the number of the Access key
  • Safari and Omniweb (Mac)
    Hold down the ' Ctrl ' key and press the number of the Access key
  • Opera
    Hold down the ' Shift ' key and press ' Escape ' , release both keys, then press the number of the Access key 

Please note: The above list is only to be used as a guide as your browser may or may not support Access keys.

Graphics

All graphics and images on this site will have an ALT attribute where necessary. The ALT attribute is used to display a text equivilent description of an image to a user who may not be able to view the image itself. ALT attributes can be used in conjunction with a screen reader for visually impaired users.

Text Size, Colours & Contrast

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) 'AA' rating requires that the user is given the choice of how they view the content of a website by changing certain attributes to suit thier needs.

Controlling the font size with the web browser

The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service website uses relative units as values in its markup language to control the size of the Text on each page. This means that you can change the size of the text via your web browsers menu system.

Changing the Text Size on Internet Explorer:

  • Click on 'View' on the menu at the top of the browser window
  • Select the 'Text Size' option
  • Choose between 'Five' different options - 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller' and 'Smallest'

Changing the Text Size on Firefox:

  • Click on 'View' on the menu at the top of the browser window
  • Select the 'Text Size' option
  • Choose between 'Three' different options - 'Increase', 'Decrease' and 'Normal' 

Please Note: Your web browser may or may not have text sizing options available.