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 8341-3:2010) 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 8341-3:2010 standards. (The level A and AA in JIS X 8341-3:2010 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 8341-3:2010, 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.

The following pages have been tested according to JIS X 8341-3:2010, Section 8.1.1, and confirmed as "compliant."

Test Results
Level of Accessibility Targeted AA
URL 34 main pages
See "Tested Web pages" below.
Web content technologies relied upon XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2, JavaScript 1.3.
Accessibility Criteria Checklist See "Accessibility Criteria Checklist" below.
The Latest Date of Testing Sep 6, 2012
Accessibility Criteria Met at a Higher Level Than That Declared
  • Current Location
  • 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 Applicable Compliant Notes ContentYesYes Audio- or Video-only MediaYesNo audio- or Video content for Prerecorded Audio ContentYesNo audio- or Video content to/Audio Descriptions of Prerecorded Video ContentYesNo audio- or Video content and RelationshipsYesYes SequenceYesYes CharacteristicsYesYes of ColorYesYes of Audio ContentYesNo audio- or Video-only content OperationsYesYes of FocusYesYes Time LimitsYesNo content with adjustable time limits, Stopping, and Hiding ContentYesYes Flashes or Below ThresholdYesNo flashing content Blocks of ContentYesYes TitleYesYes SequenceYesYes of Links, as Determined by ContextYesYes of PageYesYes Behavior When Components Receive FocusYesYes Behavior When Visitors Change SettingsYesYes Error IdentificationYesNo content with input error identification or InstructionsYesYes of ContentYesYes Names, Roles, and ValuesYesYes 

Level AA
Accessibility Criteria Applicable Compliant Notes for Live Audio ContentYesNo live audio content Descriptions for Prerecorded Video ContentYesNo audio- or Video-only content ContrastYesYes ResizingYesYes Representations of TextYesYes Ways to Reach ContentYesYes and LabelsYesYes FocusYesYes of PartsYesYes NavigationYesYes IdentificationYesYes to Correct Input ErrorsYesNo content with input error identification 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 Applicable Compliant Notes LocationYesYes of Context by Visitor RequestYesYes