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Efforts to support accessibility

In line with current European, UK and Isle of Man regulations and guidance around digital accessibility, PDMS takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

Conformance status

Current accessibility standard of the site: WCAG 2.1, Level AA

Current content conformance status:

Partially conformant. Some pages of the website may not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Known accessibility issues

We carried out an accessibility review in November 2020 and have made many improvements to the website as a result. Users with certain disabilities or using certain technologies may still experience some issues. This is a description of known accessibility issues. Please contact us if you observe an issue that is not listed.

Colour contrast:

Due to the colour palette of our branding some pages contain text which may not meet minimum contrast ratios at smaller text sizes. We plan to develop a stylesheet switcher which will resolve this issue by providing a high contrast version of the website in the next 6 months.

Generic link text

Some pages contain links or buttons that do not specifically identify the link purpose. Our content editors are working to make these links more specific.


Some PDFs might be formatted in a way which makes them difficult to understand or access.

Form labels:

We currently use a third party tool on the contact form (Recaptcha) and this part of the page may have missing or incorrectly structured form labels and inputs.


Accessibility of this site relies on the following technologies to work:

Assessment methods

PDMS assessed the accessibility of this site using the following method(s):

Feedback process

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this site. Please contact us via one of the following methods:

We aim to respond to feedback within 14 days.

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement was created on behalf of PDMS by:

Jim Rawson

Design Manager, PDMS

30th November 2020