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Hitachi Group Website Accessibility Policy

The following accessibility policy has been established for Hitachi Group websites, in line with "Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - Information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 3: Web content" (JIS X 8341-3:2016) as a part of Japanese Industrial Standards, which guidelines are associated with WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0) from W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

  • Level of Accessibility and Extent of Compliance: We seek to achieve Level A and AA compliance according to JIS X 8341-3:2016 standards. (The level A and AA in JIS X 8341-3:2016 are equivalent to the level A and AA in WCAG 2.0)
    • The concept of compliance represents a web content is developed with following requirements of JIS X 8341-3:2016, and also are met all accessibility criteria of targeting level A and AA.
  • Scope of Compliance: The general compliance of entire websites is not our primary goal at this point. Rather, as a preliminary goal, we seek to achieve compliance for individual pages, and then to achieve compliance for as many pages as possible (with a minimum of approximately 50 pages).
    • After we have met our initial objectives, the scope will be expanded to include new pages being developed, as we gradually increase the number of compliant pages on Hitachi sites.

Upon this policy, we are committed to maintaining and improving accessibility in Hitachi Group websites, not just for disabled or elderly visitors but for all website visitors.

Test Results

The following pages have been tested according to JIS X 8341-3:2016, Section JB.1.1, and confirmed as "compliant."

Test Results
Level of Accessibility Targeted AA
URI 48 main pages
See "Tested Web pages" below.
Web content technologies relied upon HTML5、CSS3、JavaScript1.3
Accessibility Criteria Checklist See "Accessibility Criteria Checklist" below.
The Latest Period of Testing Mar 10, 2017
Accessibility Criteria Met at a Higher Level Than That Declared
  • 2.4.8: Current Location
  • 3.2.5: Changes of Context by Visitor Request

Tested Webpages

Accessibility Criteria Checklist


  • Applicable
    Yes: Accessibility criteria apply to the tested webpage
    –: Accessibility criteria do not apply to the tested webpage
  • Compliant
    Yes: Tested page meets accessibility criteria
    No: Tested page does not meet accessibility criteria

Level A

Accessibility criteria check results for Level A
Accessibility Criteria Applicable Compliant Notes
1.1.1 Non-text ContentYesYes 
1.2.1 Prerecorded Audio- or Video-only MediaYesNo audio- or Video-only content
1.2.2 Captions for Prerecorded Audio ContentYesNo audio- or Video-only content
1.2.3 Alternatives to/Audio Descriptions of Prerecorded Video ContentYes 
1.3.1 Information and RelationshipsYesYes 
1.3.2 Meaningful SequenceYesYes 
1.3.3 Sensory CharacteristicsYesYes 
1.4.1 Use of ColorYesYes 
1.4.2 Control of Audio ContentYesNo audio- or Video-only content
2.1.1 Keyboard OperationsYesYes 
2.1.2 Control of FocusYesYes 
2.2.1 Adjustable Time LimitsYesNo content with adjustable time limits
2.2.2 Pausing, Stopping, and Hiding ContentYesYes 
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below ThresholdYesNo flashing content
2.4.1 Bypassing Blocks of ContentYesYes 
2.4.2 Page TitleYesYes 
2.4.3 Focus SequenceYesYes 
2.4.4 Purpose of Links, as Determined by ContextYesYes 
3.1.1 Language of PageYesYes 
3.2.1 Consistent Behavior When Components Receive FocusYesYes 
3.2.2 Consistent Behavior When Visitors Change SettingsYesYes 
3.3.1 Input Error IdentificationYesNo content with input error identification
3.3.2 Labels or InstructionsYesYes 
4.1.1 Parsing of ContentYesYes 
4.1.2 Recognizable/Configurable Names, Roles, and ValuesYesYes 

Level AA

Accessibility criteria check results for Level AA
Accessibility Criteria Applicable Compliant Notes
1.2.4 Captions for Live Audio ContentYesNo live audio content
1.2.5 Audio Descriptions for Prerecorded Video ContentYesYes 
1.4.3 Minimum ContrastYesYes 
1.4.4 Text ResizingYesYes 
1.4.5 Graphic Representations of TextYesYes 
2.4.5 Multiple Ways to Reach ContentYesYes 
2.4.6 Headings and LabelsYesYes 
2.4.7 Visible FocusYesYes 
3.1.2 Language of PartsYesYes 
3.2.3 Consistent NavigationYesYes 
3.2.4 Consistent IdentificationYesYes 
3.3.3 Suggestions to Correct Input ErrorsYesNo content with input error identification
3.3.4 Error Prevention (in Legal, Financial, Data Management, or Test Contexts)YesNo content with legal or financial transactions, data modification, or test responses

Level AAA

Accessibility criteria check results for Level AAA
Accessibility Criteria Applicable Compliant Notes
2.4.8 Current LocationYesYes 
3.2.5 Changes of Context by Visitor RequestYesYes