We aim to ensure that the website is always accessible to all, and we are constantly monitoring the accessibility of the site.

Changing the text size

If you find the text hard to read you wish to make it bigger. There are a few ways you can do this. If you are using Internet Explorer click on the 'view' option in the menu bar that is just underneath the address bar on the browser. A drop down menu will appear and one of the options is called 'text size.' Then just choose whichever text size suites you. If you are using Mozilla Firefox then click on the 'view' option in the menu bar that is above the address bar in the browser. When the dropdown menu appears choose the 'text size' option and pick whichever text size suits you.

Changing the colour and contrast of the website

You may want to change the colour and contrast of the website to make it easier to read. The AMI website has been designed specifically to allow users to control the way it appears using their own personal computer. On a Microsoft Windows computer all you have to do is go to the 'start' menu at the bottom left of your computer screen. One of the options that appears is called 'control panel.' Click on this, and a window will open with lots of different options. One of these options is called 'accessibility options', it usually has an icon representing a wheelchair next to it. When you choose the accessibility option another window will open. From the tabs across the top, choose the 'display' option and within this there is a 'high contrast' option and this will allow you to change the colours and contrast of your computer display. Tick the 'use high contrast' box and then click the 'apply' button at the bottom right of the window. Next to the 'use high contrast' box is a button called 'settings' which allows you to choose from a huge range of colour and contrast options until you find one that suits your vision best. The AMI website has been designed to change to whatever option you choose with on your computer.

Downloads, Word documents and PDFs

In order to ensure that material on the AMI website is as accessible as possible we aim to limit the use of downloadable documents such as Word documents and PDFs. The reason for this is that sometimes these documents can cause problems for disabled users. Where information is to be published on the website we will always endeavour to ensure it is published as an accessible HTML webpage, as this is the most accessible option.

There are some exceptions to this policy

These usually apply to downloadable documents that are intended for use in isolation from the website. An example of this would be the Direct Debit Mandate form that is intended to be downloaded and printed, signed and returned to us, or grant forms that have to be downloaded and completed.