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
- The University of Hong Kong https://www.hku.hk
- U-Vision https://uvision.hku.hk
- HKU Libraries https://lib.hku.hk
- HKU Communications and Public Affairs Office https://www.cpao.hku.hk
- HKU Excellence Awards Presentation Ceremony https://www4.hku.hk/award/ceremony
- HKU Congregation https://www4.hku.hk/congreg
- HKU Honorary University Fellowships http://www4.hku.hk/honfellows
- HKU Honorary Degrees Congregation http://www4.hku.hk/hongrads
- HKU Calendar https://www4.hku.hk/pubunit/calendar
- HKU Degree Regulations and Course Descriptions https://www4.hku.hk/pubunit/drcd
- HKU Quick Stats https://www.cpao.hku.hk/qstats
- HKU News App (iOS platform) https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/hku-news/id581455414
8 Gold Awards
- HKU COVID-19 Info Hub https://covid19.hku.hk
- HKU Faculty of Dentistry https://facdent.hku.hk
- HKU Faculty of Science https://www.scifac.hku.hk
- HKU Equal Opportunity Unit https://www.eounit.hku.hk
- HKU Bulletin https://bulletin.hku.hk
- HKU First and Foremost https://www.cpao.hku.hk/firstandforemost
- HKU Long Service Awards https://www.hku.hk/staff/lsa.html
- Filming on HKU Campus https://www.hku.hk/others/filming
“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/
For media enquiries, please contact HKU Communications and Public Affairs Office: Ms Melanie Wan, Senior Manager (Media), Tel: 2859 2600 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Rashida Suffiad, Senior Manager (Media), Tel: 2857 8555 / Email: email@example.com.