Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 236


Deadline extended for Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020-21

The deadline for application to the 2020-21 edition of the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme has been extended to 21 August 2020. Organised by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited and co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the scheme seeks to promote digital inclusion for people with disabilities (PWDs) by giving out Gold Awards, Silver Awards and “Friendly Website / Mobile App ” designations to organisations, depending on the number of accessibility criteria met by their websites or mobile apps.

As an independent advisor of the scheme, the EOC encourages organisations in all sectors to apply. Our goal of enhancing social participation of PWDs would not be possible without your commitment to building an inclusive environment, and that includes ensuring that PWDs can enjoy the benefits of technology on an equal basis with others. Click the link below to find out how you can be part of this effort.