Policy Issues regarding Electronic Government and Web Accessibility in Japan

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106269
Title:
Policy Issues regarding Electronic Government and Web Accessibility in Japan
Author:
Koga, Takashi
Citation:
Policy Issues regarding Electronic Government and Web Accessibility in Japan 2006,
Publisher:
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106269
Submitted date:
2009-02-22
Abstract:
The Japanese government has been developing infrastructures and services for electronic government since 2001. One of the challenges identified in this regard is to ensure "accessibility" or to enable everyone, including the elderly and those with disabilities, to access the infrastructures and services of an electronic government. In 2004, the JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) X 8341-3 was issued as a Web accessibility standard in Japan. It is expected to function as a basis to ensure the Web accessibility of the electronic government in the central and local governments in Japan. Recently, however, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications found a widespread lack of understanding of and respect toward the JIS X 8341-3 among the local governments in Japan. In December 2005, a study group under this ministry proposed "Operational Models to Improve Accessibility of Public Web sites" in order to supplement the JIS X 8341-3. Thus, this paper reviews the standards and policy initiatives for improving the Web accessibility of the electronic government in Japan and discusses the challenges faced by libraries to ensure the provision of access to government information in terms of Web accessibility and electronic government.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Government Information; Libraries; Information Architecture
Local subject classification:
Web accessibility; International standard; JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) X 8341-3; E-government; Information policy

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dc.contributor.authorKoga, Takashien_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:43:33Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-02-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationPolicy Issues regarding Electronic Government and Web Accessibility in Japan 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106269-
dc.description.abstractThe Japanese government has been developing infrastructures and services for electronic government since 2001. One of the challenges identified in this regard is to ensure "accessibility" or to enable everyone, including the elderly and those with disabilities, to access the infrastructures and services of an electronic government. In 2004, the JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) X 8341-3 was issued as a Web accessibility standard in Japan. It is expected to function as a basis to ensure the Web accessibility of the electronic government in the central and local governments in Japan. Recently, however, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications found a widespread lack of understanding of and respect toward the JIS X 8341-3 among the local governments in Japan. In December 2005, a study group under this ministry proposed "Operational Models to Improve Accessibility of Public Web sites" in order to supplement the JIS X 8341-3. Thus, this paper reviews the standards and policy initiatives for improving the Web accessibility of the electronic government in Japan and discusses the challenges faced by libraries to ensure the provision of access to government information in terms of Web accessibility and electronic government.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutionsen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Informationen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Architectureen_US
dc.subject.otherWeb accessibilityen_US
dc.subject.otherInternational standarden_US
dc.subject.otherJIS (Japan Industrial Standard) X 8341-3en_US
dc.subject.otherE-governmenten_US
dc.subject.otherInformation policyen_US
dc.titlePolicy Issues regarding Electronic Government and Web Accessibility in Japanen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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