Accessibility policy

We are committed to providing a site that is as widely accessible as possible. The site has been designed following W3C standards. The server recognises browsers using assistive technologies and automatically delivers a text-only version of the site to those browsers. Text size throughout the site can be altered as required by the visitor using their browser, and all images, audio and video files are accompanied by text versions or alt tags (tooltips).

We want to provide an accessible and inclusive service for all our supporters and members. If you are disabled and require an alternative format of any of our documents please contact our Supporter Care Team via sct@amnesty.org.uk or on 020 7033 1777 or text phone on 020 7033 1664.

Document downloads

There are a number of documents for download across the site which use the Portable Document Format (PDF). The Adobe site gives useful information on how to configure free Adobe Reader software to work with assistive technology and obtain greater access to PDF files.

Changing text size and default browser colours

It is quick and easy to change the default view of this site and many other sites which have been designed with accessibility in mind.  Site visitors can make the text bigger or smaller and even change the background and text colours for the entire site by using tools in their preferred browser.

Video and audio

This website includes video and audio files which we hope will enrich the user experience. Some of these are streamed from a separate 'streaming server'. This allows you to experience the media immediately, rather than wait for it to download. 
 
We use video from online providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and audio from providers such as Soundcloud and Audioboo.
 
Please note that because video is supplied to us from many different sources, we cannot always guarantee that it will always be the same quality or that there will always be a choice of players. We will endeavour, where possible, to provide an accompanying transcript.