Website Accessibility Policy

The Nippon Foundation is making the utmost effort to ensure and enhance the accessibility of its official website in accordance with “JIS X 8341-3:2016 Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities – Information and communications equipment, software and services – Part 3: Web content.” JIS stands for “Japanese Industrial Standards”.

Scope of compliance

The entire* Nippon Foundation official website: http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/

Targeted compliance level

Compliance to Level AA of JIS X8341-3:2016.

Schedule for target completion

Planned schedule Achievement
By April 2016 Release of the Web Accessibility Policy, and Level A compliance for the key 46 Web pages of the website (including 10 PDF files).
By June 2016 Level AA compliance for all Web pages on the website with the exception of the below categories and following Exceptions:
http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/news/
http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/en/news/
By August 2016 Level AA compliance for the entire website, except for the following Exceptions.

Exceptions

The following items are considered exceptions owing to the difficulty of updating the content for the following reasons:

  • Graphics and video content for which the original data no longer exists (and thus cannot be modified)
  • Some content in PDF format
  • Some content provided by external services

Known issues at this time and measures to deal with them

Based on tests conducted in March 2016, we are aware of the following issues regarding the official website:

  • Document structure and tags
  • Logical order of the information and the order adopted by screen readers
  • Provision of alt text to identify graphic files
  • Minimum contrast for text and graphic text

The Foundation is committed to making the utmost effort to ensure accessibility within the target scope defined by this policy for Web pages to be published after application of the policy, as well as Web pages that have already been published.

Test results

Testing period Test results Level achieved
March 2016 Key 46 Web pages (including 10 PDF files): Web page format A
May 2016 All Web pages except for the following categories in the web-site (excluding content applicable as exemptions): A set of Web pages format
http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/news/
http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/en/news/
AA
August 2016 Web pages under News category in the Website (excluding content applicable as exemptions): A set of Web pages format AA

Update history of this policy

  • April 1, 2016: Release of Web Accessibility Policy
  • April 1, 2016: Release of test results (Web page format) for the key 46 Web pages (including 10 PDF files) of the official website
  • June 1, 2016: Release of test results for all Web pages (excluding content that are applicable as exceptions) with the exception of the following categories in the official website (in a set of Web pages format)
    http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/news/
    http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/en/news/
  • August 1, 2016: Release of test results for Web pages under News category (excluding content that are applicable as exemptions) in the official Website (in a set of Web pages format)

Contact

Communications Division
The Nippon Foundation

Address
1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404
Phone
+81-(0)3-6229-5131
Fax
+81-(0)3-6229-5130
e-mail
pr@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp