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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 20, 2018
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 Content Yes Yes  
1.2.1 Prerecorded Audio- or Video-only Media Yes No audio- or Video-only content
1.2.2 Captions for Prerecorded Audio Content Yes Yes  
1.2.3 Alternatives to/Audio Descriptions of Prerecorded Video Content Yes No audio- or Video-only content
1.3.1 Information and Relationships Yes Yes  
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence Yes Yes  
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics Yes Not applicable
1.4.1 Use of Color Yes Yes  
1.4.2 Control of Audio Content Yes No audio- or Video-only content
2.1.1 Keyboard Operations Yes Yes  
2.1.2 Control of Focus Yes Yes  
2.2.1 Adjustable Time Limits Yes No content with adjustable time limits
2.2.2 Pausing, Stopping, and Hiding Content Yes Yes  
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold Yes No flashing content
2.4.1 Bypassing Blocks of Content Yes Yes 
2.4.2 Page Title Yes Yes  
2.4.3 Focus Sequence Yes Yes  
2.4.4 Purpose of Links, as Determined by Context Yes Yes  
3.1.1 Language of Page Yes Yes  
3.2.1 Consistent Behavior When Components Receive Focus Yes Not applicable
3.2.2 Consistent Behavior When Visitors Change Settings Yes Yes  
3.3.1 Input Error Identification Yes No content with input error identification
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions Yes Yes  
4.1.1 Parsing of Content Yes Yes  
4.1.2 Recognizable/Configurable Names, Roles, and Values Yes Yes  

Level AA

Accessibility criteria check results for Level AA
Accessibility Criteria Applicable Compliant Notes
1.2.4 Captions for Live Audio Content Yes No live audio content
1.2.5 Audio Descriptions for Prerecorded Video Content Yes  
1.4.3 Minimum Contrast Yes Yes  
1.4.4 Text Resizing Yes Yes  
1.4.5 Graphic Representations of Text Yes Yes  
2.4.5 Multiple Ways to Reach Content Yes Yes  
2.4.6 Headings and Labels Yes Yes  
2.4.7 Visible Focus Yes Yes  
3.1.2 Language of Parts Yes Yes  
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation Yes Yes  
3.2.4 Consistent Identification Yes Yes  
3.3.3 Suggestions to Correct Input Errors Yes No content with input error identification
3.3.4 Error Prevention (in Legal, Financial, Data Management, or Test Contexts) Yes No 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