Lingnan University has been honoured with a gold award at a ceremony for the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). Dr Fleming Woo, Director of the Information Technology Services Centre, received the award on behalf of the University.
A total of 70 enterprises and organisations received commendations for adopting web accessibility designs on their websites at the award presentation ceremony on April 15. Forty-four gold and 26 silver awards were presented to the organisations in recognition of their conscientious effort in adopting effective website designs to facilitate access to their web content and online services for everyone, including persons with disabilities. These organisations can now display the award logo on their websites to showcase and exemplify their outstanding achievement.
In her speech at the ceremony, Miss Susie Ho, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology), said the inaugural recognition scheme had attracted encouraging responses from different sectors ranging from public transport, telecommunications, broadcasting, news, banking, medical, academia, information technology, public bodies and welfare organisations, showing the wide support that the scheme had received.
For details about the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme and the list of awarded organisations, please visit the website at www.webforall.gov.hk/tc/recognition_scheme.