Accessibility Statement

AUTOIMMUNE & MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (AIMS) takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of The AIMS website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies

  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson

  • Include people with disabilities on the board of trustees

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The AIMS website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of The AIMS website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on The AIMS website:

We try to respond to feedback within 7 days.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of The AIMS website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of The AIMS website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for The AIMS website:

  1. Images displayed on pages using repeaters e.g. Meet The Team, Blog & Social Media live facebook feed: Uploaded images may not have alternative text applied because The images displayed are through links to a content database and not added directly to the website page as a separate element. We periodically scan the website for accessibility issues and typically repair issues within 30 days. Please report any issues to support@aimscharity.org

Assessment approach

AUTOIMMUNE & MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (AIMS) assessed the accessibility of The AIMS website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal complaints

Please address any formal complaints in writing to our registered office
13 Hattersley House,
1, Hattersley Court,
Ormskirk,
L39 2AY