13 April 2015

CUHK Hits Five Golds at Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme



The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) receives five Gold awards (see table below) in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015 in the Website Stream and the Mobile Application Stream, and has been voted one of the ‘My Favourite Websites’.  The University was represented by Prof. Michael Hui, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, in the award presentation ceremony which took place at the Central Government Offices today (13 April).

The recognition scheme was jointly organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Equal Opportunities Commission to encourage web accessibility among organizations in various industries and sectors, and to showcase corporations that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in facilitating access to their websites and mobile applications. 

Commenting on the award, Professor Hui said, ‘The Chinese University is very pleased to be recipient of the Gold Award in various categories. I believe that those awards will prompt us to work harder and aim higher in efforts related to web accessibility.’ 

The award presentation ceremony was officiated by Miss Susie Ho Shuk-yee, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology), and well attended by representatives from award winning enterprises, NGOs, educational institutions and public sector organizations. 

The Gold Award is the highest accolade in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme.  It is presented to organizations whose websites and mobile applications have fulfilled 24 and 18 judging criteria, respectively. These criteria include meaningfully sequenced and structured contents, clear headings and informative links, and high compatibility with assistive technologies to facilitate smooth navigation. The colour contrast of text and images, font size options and use of sign language should address the need of all users, including people with disabilities and the seniors. 

The ‘Most Favourite Websites’ is awarded to three from among all gold award winning websites in the past three years.  Members from the public, including those from various user groups, are invited by the Government to vote for their favourite websites. 

Details of the awarded websites / mobile application are as follows:

Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme - Website Stream (Gold Awards) 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
www.cuhk.edu.hk 

University Gallery
www.cuhk.edu.hk/ugallery 

Communications and Public Relations Office
www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk

CUTV
www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/CUTV 

Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme - Mobile App Stream (Gold Awards) 

CUHK Mobile

Most Favourite Websites Awards 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
www.cuhk.edu.hk

CUHK receives five Gold awards and My Favourite Websites award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015.
CUHK receives five Gold awards and My Favourite Websites award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015.

Miss Susie Ho Shuk-yee, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) presents the certificate of My Most Favourite Websites award to Prof. Michael Hui, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK.
Miss Susie Ho Shuk-yee, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) presents the certificate of My Most Favourite Websites award to Prof. Michael Hui, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK.

Mr Nelson Yip, Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee, Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme presents the certificate of Gold awards to Ms Amy Tsui, Director of Communications and Public Relations, CUHK.
Mr Nelson Yip, Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee, Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme presents the certificate of Gold awards to Ms Amy Tsui, Director of Communications and Public Relations, CUHK.

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