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Accessibility statement for NDTMS - National Drug Treatment Monitoring System

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website

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

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Many controls do not work with a keyboard or screen reader
  • Horizontal scrolling appears on pages with maps and tables
  • Some of the charts contain information that is not available to keyboard and screen reader users
  • Interactive widgets such as tabs and autocompletes are difficult to use with a screen reader
  • Visual notifications are not announced to screen readers

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format (e.g. accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille):

We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact NDEC:

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites 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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Page interaction and navigation

  • Some interactive page elements in ViewIt are not keyboard accessible
  • Maps and data visualisations in ViewIt can only be interacted with using a mouse
  • Interacting with some page elements in ViewIt causes unexpected changes to page contents
  • Within ViewIt maps and data visualisations, tooltips appear on mouse hover but are not dismissible using the keyboard


  • HTML in ViewIt was not well formed and contained issues that may impact assistive technologies
  • Language of page is not set on some of the tested pages
  • Presentational code in ViewIt is embedded within structural code on all pages. This utilises third party software and cannot be changed

Page zoom

  • Horizontal scrolling occurs on some pages in ViewIt when page zoom level is increased to 400%
  • Data visualisations in ViewIt are not readable when page zoom is increased to 400%

Page content

  • Changing the text spacing in ViewIt causes some overlapping of text within data visualisations which makes content difficult to read
  • No text alternative was provided for some maps and data visualisations in ViewIt and parental substance misuse

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Many of the non-compliant areas were fixed by June 9th, 2022. We will prioritise the improvements we need to make on the remaining areas by user impact and seek to complete the changes by March 31st, 2023.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on September 30th, 2021. This website was last tested on September 27th, 2021, by Nomensa, who performed an evaluation of 5 pages and a PDF against all level A and AA success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. Content was selected to ensure a good representation of different pages, templates and components were included in testing.

This document was reviewed on June 10th, 2022. This website's accessibility will be reviewed on a regular basis. We will update this accessibility statement further with any relevant changes.

For the previous version of the accessibility statement please download this pdf: NDTMS - Accessibility statement v1