16 January 2019

Remarkable achievements of CUHK at Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has received 14 awards at the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2018-19 (see table below).

The award presentation ceremony was held at the Headquarters of the Hong Kong Red Cross today (16 January) and was well attended by representatives from award winning enterprises, NGOs, educational institutions and public-sector organisations. The recognition scheme was 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 to encourage web accessibility among organisations in various industries and sectors, and to showcase corporations that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in facilitating access to their websites and mobile applications.

This year, a total of 14 websites of CUHK won the “Silver Award” and the “Gold Award”.  “Silver Award” and “Gold Award” are given to websites which have fulfilled 13 and 24 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, the font size options and the use of sign language should address the need of all users, including people with disabilities and seniors.

Details of the awarded websites of CUHK are as follows:

Support Services for Students with Disabilities, OSA, CUHK http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/osa/disability  Gold 
CUHK Strategic Plan website http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/strategicplan/2016/   Gold
CUHK Undergraduate Admissions website http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk  Gold
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk  Gold
Human Resources Office


Registration and Examination Section, Registry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  http://www.res.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/   Silver
CUHK Digital Repository http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk  Gold
Digital Scholarship Projects  http://dsprojects.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/  Gold
Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  http://www.ws.cuhk.edu.hk  Gold
Sunshine at CUHK http://www.sunshine.cuhk.edu.hk  Gold
Congregation http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/cong  Gold
Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  https://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/  Gold
Yale-China Chinese Language Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  http://www.ycclc.cuhk.edu.hk  Silver
Office of Institutional Advancement  http://www.oia.cuhk.edu.hk  Gold



 CUHK won 14 awards at Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2018-19.
CUHK won 14 awards at Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2018-19.