Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme


Nowadays, the Internet permeates every aspect of our daily life, allowing people to access information and services online, and interact with each other anytime anywhere. Making websites and mobile apps accessible not only facilitates everyone including disability groups, but also helps facilitating business development and building an inclusive society.

Since 2013, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) have joined hands to organise Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (Scheme) annually to encourage local enterprises and organisations to adopt accessibility design in their websites and mobile apps .

By incorporating web accessibility design, organisations would:

  • Comply with the legal requirement on protection against disability discrimination
  • Fulfill social responsibility and project positive corporate image
  • Reach more customers by making online services easy-to-use and easy-to-search by everyone
  • Make online services easier-to-maintain by adopting the good coding practices of web accessibility design
  • Contribute to building a caring and inclusive society

Eligibility and Award Categories

All local enterprises and organisations may enter into the Scheme by nominating their websites and mobile apps. Upon successful accreditation against the judging criteria, the enrolled websites and mobile apps will be awarded. There are 11 award categories:

Website Stream

  • Silver Award
  • Gold Award
  • Triple Gold Award
  • Most Favourite Website Award
  • Easiest-to-Use Website Award

Mobile App Stream

  • Silver Award
  • Gold Award
  • Triple Gold Award
  • Most Favourite Mobile App Award
  • Easiest-to-Use Mobile App Award

Designer Award

Details of the above awards and their judging criteria are set out in the Guide to Application

Benefits of Participation

Enjoy free support services to guide you to web accessibility

  • Assessment of web accessibility level
  • Advisory services on implementation tips
  • Technical workshops
  • Online resources on Webforall Portal www.webforall.gov.hk

Reap the opportunities to publicise your achievement in web accessibility

  • Award Certificate
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  • Advertorials
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  • Interview videos
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  • Promotion booklet
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  • Right to display Web Accessibility Logo on awarded websites and mobile apps
      Logo on awarded websites and mobile apps


Key Tasks Period
Application September - November 2015
Scheme Briefing 30 October 2015
Technical Workshops November 2015 – January 2016
Assessment November – December 2015
Rectification Within one month from receipt of assessment report
Re-assessment January – February 2016
Announcement of Result March 2016
Awards Presentation April 2016


Tel. no.: 2582 4606
Fax no.: 2802 4549
Email address : wac@ogcio.gov.hk

The Government reserves the right to make the final decision on any matters about the Recognition Scheme.

Advisory Committee

Past Scheme Content