HKU wins most top awards again in Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020/21


HKU wins 20 top awards in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020/21

HKU wins 20 top awards in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020/21

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has won the most top awards again in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020/21, with a total of 20 top awards and is the organisation with the highest number of awards out of 377 awardees in the Scheme this year. An award presentation ceremony was held today (April 14).

HKU has won the most Accessibility Awards since the Scheme started in 2013. These results are an acknowledgement of the University’s ongoing commitment to making our websites and mobile apps more accessible and friendly to different members of the community, thus contributing to a more caring and inclusive society.

The Scheme was organised by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited and co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, with the Equal Opportunities Commission as an independent advisor.

The HKU award-winning websites and app:

12 Triple Gold Awards

8 Gold Awards

“Triple Gold Awards” are granted to websites/apps that have won “Gold Awards” for at least three consecutive years.

To achieve the “Gold Award” level in the scheme, the platforms have to meet all judging criteria (24 for websites, 18 for apps) listed under the Gold Category for incorporating basic and key web/mobile application accessibility features. These criteria include providing a text re-sizing function, captions for videos, high colour contrast of texts, clear heading and informative links, well-structured contents and the option of performing all interactions through a keyboard interface.

For details about the scheme, please refer to this website: https://www.web-accessibility.hk/en/

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