GWC lunchtime session: Updates on Web Standards Self-Assessments, CWP and the Common Web Services Panel


Web Standards Self-Assessments

The Web Standards set the accessibility and usability requirements for central government websites, and are key to improving the quality of people’s experiences when interacting with government online. Agencies mandated to meet the Standards were required to self-assess their websites against the Web Standards by Feb 2015.

The Web Standards Working Group is reviewing the Self-Assessment results and will report back to agencies and the Government Chief Information Officer later this year. Jason Kiss, Senior Advisor in Digital Engagement at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), will give an update on the review underway.

Common Web Platform (CWP) and Common Web Services Panel (CWSP)

The Common Web Platform is a platform-as-a-service offering for offering for the creation and hosting of government websites. Bene Anderson (DIA) the Senior Product Manager for CWP will provide an update on what’s new with CWP.

The Common Web Services Panel provides a range of professional services for agencies’ website development. The CWSP can be engaged quickly and without primary procurement processes allowing agencies to save time and money. Bene will also provide an update on the work of the CWSP.


Wednesday 27 May
11:30 am – 12:00 Tea, Coffee and Networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm Presentation


National Library
Lower Ground meeting rooms
70 Molesworth Street


Please RSVP to Susan Carchedi for catering purposes.


  1. Comment #1. Shelley:

    Is there any chance this will be repeated (especially web standards) at a later date? Unavailable for this meeting but would like to hear more.

  2. Comment #2. Susan Carchedi

    Hi Shelley

    We hadn’t planned that far out but certainly could do that. I’ll check with the teams involved and see if we can aim for a follow-up session in a couple of months. In the meantime, I’ll figure out some way to get the session information back to you afterwards.


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