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Accessibility statement

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. In the ongoing process of WCAG 2.1 compliance, AXA-IM is carrying out the multiannual scheme with its detailed accessibility strategy and actions.

Measures to support accessibility
AXA-IM takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of AXA-IM website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Accessibility statement supplies on AXA IM UK Website.

Compliance level

AXA-IM website is partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially compliant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Test results

The compliance audit carried out by Ipedis reveals that 76.2% of the Double-A (AA) level WCAG 2.1 criteria are met.

  • 32 compliant criteria
  • 10 non-compliant criteria
  • 10 non-applicable criteria

Non-accessible content

Contents listed below are not accessible for the following reasons:


Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of AXA-IM 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 AXA-IM website:

  • When the user hovers the mouse for all the articles and interactive links/buttons, the title attribute is the same as the element text.
  • There is no "title" for the video. Screen readers users won't have this information.
  • No audio-description is provided for the videos
  • For graphs in the article, there is no explanation for screen reader users.
  • For all decorative images, alternative text is given.
  • When we navigate and want to see some articles, we have the same title
  • "View fund" or "Learn More" that is repeated. That's not clear for the screen reader users.
  • For the homepage and the other pages, contrast ratio between text and background is not conform (<4,5)
  • PDF are not completely accessible. Some headings are not present and lists are not read by the screen reader
  • Headings are not correct for one page

Derogations for disproportionate loading

No derogation identified

Content not subject to the obligation of accessibility

No content not subject to the accessibility obligation

Establishment of this declaration of accessibility

This statement has been issued on 2021/03/02.
Technologies used to build this web site:

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

The testing has been performed using a combination of user agent and screen reader as the following:

  • Google Chrome
  • NVDA
  • JAWS

Accessibility check up has been performed using the following tools:

  • Web Developer Toolbar
  • IBM Accessibility
  • Focus
  • Contrast Color checker WCAG
  • Accessibility insights for web
  • Abilitools

Audited WCAG 2.1 pages

  • AXA IM Homepage
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/short-duration-bonds
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/transitioning-societies
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/insights
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/insights/economic-insights/annual-outlook/uk-winter-outbreak-and-brexit-delay-2021-recovery
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/insights/search
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/insights/economic-insights/annual-outlook
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/insights/asset-class-insights
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/insights/responsible-investing
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/responsible-investing
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/responsible-investing/stewardship
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/investment-strategies/
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/investment-strategies/fixed-income
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/about-us
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/contact-us
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/education
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/important-information
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/accessibility
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/accessibility#cookie-banner
  • https://axa-im.co.uk/modern-slavery-act

Accessibility Statement AXA IM Fund Center 

Accessibility statement 

AXA IM is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities.  

We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. To assist us in this process, we have hired Ipedis to perform a complete accessibility audit of our website, including both automated and manual testing. 

Compliance 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 AXA IM Fund Center site is non conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Non conformant means that the content does not conform to the accessibility standard. 

Our commitment

In AXA IM efforts to substantially conform with WCAG 2.1 level AA, we can mention the following accessibility accomplishments: 

  • Colors are not used solely to convey information. 
  • User interface components have a sufficient level of contrast. 
  • There is no loss of content when increasing text spacing. 
  • The pages do not contain anything that flashes more than three times. 
  • Bypass blocks are available to allow keyboard users to navigate easily to the main content. 
  • There are multiple ways to navigate consistently in the web pages. 
  • The language of the website is properly set. 
  • Error messages are available to help users to understand how to correct invalid fields in forms. 
  • Tab panels are properly set and accessible with assistive technologies. 

Despite best efforts to ensure accessibility of the AXA IM Fund Center website, there may be some limitations. AXA IM commits to work towards remediating these known limitations: 

  • Decorative images and icons in the content are not ignored by the screen reader. 
  • Some buttons and links do not have an explicit title. 
  • It is not possible to read the information displayed in graphs and charts with a screen reader. 
  • Items visually represent a list but are not recognised as such by the screen reader. 
  • The titles of the different sections are not in title tags. 
  • The hierarchy of headings is irrelevant and does not make it easy for the screen reader to understand. 
  • Content grouping zones header and navigation cannot be reached or avoided. 
  • Tables contains attributes used to present information in the source code. 
  • Several tables have an empty caption tag. 
  • Block of texts are not in a paragraph tag. 
  • Empty <p> tags are used to visually create space between paragraphs. 
  • The quote in Commentary panel is not defined with quote tags. 
  • The information that the cell contains n data is given only by a dashed. 
  • The login forms are not completely visible when the screen is displayed in landscape. 
  • Form fields do not have an autocomplete attribute. 
  • Horizontal scrolling is required to read the information on a screen of 320px on the login page. 
  • The contrast between some text and the background is insufficient in some cases. 
  • The default background colour is not specified in the CSS. 
  • It is not possible to scroll in some modals when the screen is zoomed to 200%. 
  • Several buttons and links cannot be accessed using keyboard tab.  
  • The focus is not visible on several elements. 
  • The focus is placed in the background when modal windows are opened. 
  • The first and last cells of the title row in several tables are empty. 
  • Change of context are not indicated before they happen. 
  • Error messages are not transmitted to the screen reader when the focus arrives on the field. 
  • The required fields do not have an aria-required="true" or required attribute. 
  • The document code contains errors such as duplicate identifiers, role attributes with invalid values and ARIA properties with an invalid value. 
  • Menu, links, buttons, combo boxes are not recognised as such by the screen reader. 
  • URL is presented as plain text rather than being included in an anchor (<a>) tag. 
  • The information that buttons open and close accordions is not vocalised by assistive technologies. 
  • The screen reader does not mention when tables columns are sorted or not. 
  • The unpressed state of the buttons is not vocalised by the screen reader. 
  • Assistive technologies do not announce status messages. 
  • PDF documents are not accessible. 

Technical specifications

Technologies used for the creation of the website: 

  • HTML5 
  • CSS 
  • JavaScript 

The tests of the web pages were performed with the following combinations of user agents and screen readers: 

  • Google Chrome 
  • NVDA 

The following tools were used in the evaluation: 

  • Web Developer Toolbar 
  • WAVE 
  • WCAG - Contrast checker 
  • Accessible Color Picker 
  • Taba11y 
  • axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing 
  • Assistant RGAA 
  • Tanaguru Webtext 
  • PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC) 2021 

Pages of the site having been the subject of the verification of conformity: 

  • Home Page - Find your funds. 
  • Authentication - Login 
  • Accessibility 
  • Overview 
  • Why this fund 
  • Commentary 
  • Performance & Risk 
  • Portfolio Analysis 
  • Administration & Fees 
  • Documents 
  • Fund Document Library 
  • Investor Profile 

Feedback and contact

If you are unable to access any content or service, you can contact the website manager to be directed to an accessible alternative or to obtain the content in another form.
Contact us at the following email address : webmaster-UK@axa-im.com

Contact channels

This procedure is to be applied in the following case:
You have reported to the website manager a lack of accessibility that prevents you from accessing any of the content or services of the portal and you have not received a satisfactory response.

Write a message to the Equality of Human Right Commission (UK) or contact them by phone : 0808 800 0082

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