Author: Jason Kiss

Photo of Jason KissJason is Senior Advisor in Digital Engagement at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) where he advises on web accessibility, the NZ Government Web Standards, and .govt.nz domain name issues, among other things. He is currently the W3C Advisory Committee representative for the New Zealand Government, and participant on the W3C's HTML Accessibility Task Force and ARIA Working Group. Prior to joining DIA, Jason worked for the Canadian Government, advising on the implementation of its government web standards.

GWC session: Building the 2017 Govt Web Standards self-assessments

Join the Web Standards team from DIA and discuss the best approach to the 2017 Government Web Standards self-assessments. We want to make it easier for agencies to use so really want to hear your thoughts. Continue reading GWC session: Building the 2017 Govt Web Standards self-assessments

Calling all web vendors: Web Accessibility Training

As part of our ongoing plans to engage more closely with vendors and help them improve their delivery of accessible web content, design, and development services to government, we are inviting staff from private sector IT companies, in particular those delivering web design and development services, to attend a free training session on web accessibility. Continue reading Calling all web vendors: Web Accessibility Training

Privacy statements: disclosing personal information

Agencies are encouraged to review their website privacy statements against the requirements of the Web Usability Standard, and update them accordingly. In particular, they should ensure that any possible disclosures of personal information with third parties are properly addressed. Continue reading Privacy statements: disclosing personal information

Web Standards Self-Assessments Report and Workshops

Two workshops for participating agencies where we can talk about what the 2014 Web Standards Self-Assessments reveal, and you can bring any questions you might have about your self-assessment results or their evaluation. Continue reading Web Standards Self-Assessments Report and Workshops

More Web Standards Self-Assessments workshops

How are you getting along with your Web Standards Self-Assessments? Have you encountered any thorny issues preventing you from completing your testing? Is there any part of the process that you are having difficulty with? We would like the opportunity to help if we can, so we’ve planned 2 more workshops. Continue reading More Web Standards Self-Assessments workshops

Update: Web Usability Standard 1.2

The Web Usability Standard 1.2, effective 01 August 2014, updates the previous version of the Standard. It clarifies or expands certain requirements, adds a definition of ‘home page’, and recommends that ‘contact us’ pages link to the NZ Relay Service. It does not add new requirements. Continue reading Update: Web Usability Standard 1.2