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 applications 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 four rounds of Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (Scheme) to encourage local enterprises and organisations to adopt accessibility design in their websites and mobile applications.
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