NZ Government Web Standards
Effective 01 July 2019, there are 2 web standards that Government organisations need to meet, the Web Accessibility Standard and the Web Usability Standard.
Web Standards clinics
Bring your questions and challenges, general or specific, about the Web Standards and accessibility to receive advice and guidance in a supportive, informal group setting.
Web Standards effective from July 2019
We have updated the NZ Government Web Standards, which define how to make sure government websites are accessible and usable by everyone, including disabled people.
Web Accessibility Standard 1.1
All public service and non-public service agencies must meet the NZ Government Web Accessibility Standard from 1 July 2019.
Web Usability Standard 1.3
All public service and non-public service agencies must meet the NZ Government Web Usability Standard 1.3 from 1 July 2019.
Web Standards Self-Assessments
Self-assessment helps government agencies understand how accessible and easy to use their websites are, and what the main user experience issues are.
Web Standards risk assessment
The Web Accessibility Standard and Web Usability Standard require that NZ Government organisations be prepared to assess and report on their conformance with those Standards. This includes submitting a risk assessment and management plan regarding any areas of non-conformance.
Web Standards Cabinet Minute and Paper
In 2003, Cabinet directed core government agencies to implement the New Zealand Government Web Standards. The Web Standards are made up of the Web Accessibility Standard and Web Usability Standard.