American Express is committed to making our website more accessible to all visitors, regardless of any visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning or neurological disability.
We offer the following accessibility features on our site:
We have placed access key links in our web site to help navigate the page.
Alt + 0: Before the American Express logo, the link will navigate to the American Express home page.
Alt + 1: Top of the navigation bar.
A hidden menu has been placed at the beginning of each page to allow screen reader users to link to the main areas of the page.
A hidden link has also been provided at the beginning of each page to provide easy access to information on accessibility.
At the top of every page is a hidden link that is spoken by screen-reading software and will appear when 'tabbed to' using a keyboard. It is the first link and, when selected, will make reading skip past the rest of the menu items and commence at the beginning of the main page content.
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.
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.
We are working 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.
Alternatively, it is possible to view the site in high contrast by pressing the shift (↑), alternate (Alt) and print screen (Prnt Scrn) buttons simultaneously.
Most data tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. We have also ensured table summaries are used as well as captions where appropriate. Tables used for layout use none of the above attributes to ensure that they are not confused with data tables.
All forms 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.
For accessibility information and help with specific browsers visit Useful Links
If you wish to override the site's colours, you can do this by changing your browser settings to your own preference.
Most of the font sizes we use on our site are sizable. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings.
If you would like to know more about accessibility online, you may be interested in the following websites:
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Google's accessibility features and products
Internet Explorer Ease of Access options
Microsoft Edge Ease of Access options
Accessibility features in Firefox