Our aim is to make sure all visitors can access and use the information contained within our website.

In creating this website, Paymentshield has followed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.

In order to make our website accessible to individuals with a disability, or who rely on assistive technologies or different input devices we've committed to designing and maintaining our website in line with WCAG 2.1 'AA' success criteria.

Our site fully utilises CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to separate structure and content from presentation and help increase download speeds.

Headings and Navigation Menus

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure.

H1 tags are used for main titles.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.


All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes, except in cases where the image is purely decorative and does not need to be interpreted for users.

We provide a text equivalent for every non-text element which includes images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations, applets and programmatic objects, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction) and video.


We've taken care to ensure that the site's font and background colour combinations contrast significantly and are effective in ensuring information is still clear when viewed in different colour combinations, according to the W3C's suggested contrast ratio formula.

Font size

The font sizes we use on our site are sizable. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller using your browser settings.

Website forms

Our website forms have been designed to be accessible by providing prompt text.

All form fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation. Most form fields also have 'label' and 'id' attributes to explicitly associate the form field with its label to allow for easy entry of data.


All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we've also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.


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