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.
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.
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.
All public service and non-public service agencies must meet the NZ Government Web Accessibility Standard from 1 July 2019.
All public service and non-public service agencies must meet the NZ Government Web Usability Standard 1.3 from 1 July 2019.
Self-assessment helps government agencies understand how accessible and easy to use their websites are, and what the main user experience issues are.
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.
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.
Page last updated:
07 October 2020