The West Kowloon website has received the Triple Gold Award for the first time in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 18/19, organised by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC), co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) while the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) serves as the independent advisor. The award was granted to the Authority for attaining the Scheme’s Gold Standard in the past three years. Eugene Lo, Manager, Website, Marketing and Customer Experience, accepted the award at a ceremony held on 26 June.

The West Kowloon Cultural District is committed to making its websites accessible to the widest audience possible. To ensure appropriate and uniform coverage, we conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard, Level AA conformance to the maximum extent possible.

To achieve a Gold Award in the scheme, the website has to meet all 24 judging criteria listed under the Gold Category for basic and key web accessibility features. These criteria include providing captions for videos, accessible PDFs, and sufficient colour contrast, and ensuring correct syntax of webpages for compatibility with browsers and assistive technologies. We will continue our endeavours to provide accessible information to people of different abilities and contribute to a caring and inclusive society. 

West Kowloon website honoured with Triple Gold Award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 18/19

For details about the scheme, please visit www.web-accessibility.hk for details.