7.2 The Guidelines on Dissemination of Information through Government Websites

The HKSAR Government has, since 1999, incorporated web accessibility requirements in the Guidelines on Dissemination of Information through Government Websites (Guidelines). To achieve the right balance for government websites, we pitch our Guidelines at Level AA, which is the general international practice among advanced economies.


W3C issued WCAG Version 2.0 in September 2008. We have updated the web accessibility requirements in the Guidelines to keep up with this latest development. From 2013 onwards, government websites, except archive materials, are required to validate to W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance within practicable means. We also encourage websites to incorporate Level AAA features to further enhance accessibility.