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ABOUT THE SCHEME

The Internet is an integral part of our lives. By connecting the Internet through computers and mobile devices, one can easily access the Internet for the latest information, entertainment, online shopping and services, or interacting with friends and families. Everyone, including people with or without disabilities, has the right to access the internet at the convenience at their fingertips. To enterprises and organisations, an accessible Internet not only helps business development but also contributes to building an inclusive society.

 

Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (WARS) 2020-2021 is now open for applications until 19 June 2020 (Friday) and the Scheme will be concluded in Q4 2020. Participants eligible to Triple Gold Award, Gold Award, Silver Award and Friendly Website/Mobile App will be invited to the Award Presentation Ceremony and be recognised for their contributions and commitments towards an accessible digital city.

 

You are very much welcomed to submit your application to us if you have countered a third-party assessment or testing on the accessibility of your website and mobile app. For more information, please refer to the Application Form and Application Guide.

 

Let's join our hands to make Hong Kong a more inclusive city.

 

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

WHY SHOULD I APPLY

By incorporating web accessibility designs, 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

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2 streams are open for application: Website Stream and Mobile App Stream. Successful entrants will be awarded and recognised according to the accessibility level.

 

Gold Award
Silver Award
Friendly Website / Mobile App
Triple Gold Award

 

The Scheme also includes awards and recognitions for website or mobile app developers.

 

Designer Award
Recognised Designer

 

Awarded or recognised enterprises and organisations can put the respective logos on their website or mobile app to show their support for the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme.

 

For information on application procedures, please refer to the APPLICATION.

ABOUT THE ORGANISER

Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a non-profit-making and non-statutory corporation designated by the HKSAR Government to administer the registration of Internet domain names under .hk and .香港 country-code top level domains.

 

HKIRC is a non-profit-distributing organisation that is committed to providing, and supervising the provision by others of .hk and .香港 Internet domain name registration, resolution and related services in an uninterrupted, effective, customer-centric and sustainable manner.

For more information about HKIRC, please visit our website:
https://www.hkirc.hk