Diversified website users and viewing devices
Website users are becoming more diverse. The population of senior users has been growing, and there are more new device options offered to view websites such as smartphones and tablets.
JIS accessibility guidelines were revised in August 2010, adopting more explicit criteria
The Japanese Industrial Standards for Web Content Accessibility (JIS X 8341-3:2010), which aim to ensure the accessibility of web contents to everyone, were revised on August 20, 2010, six years after the first publication.
The revised standards have adopted more explicit criteria for achievement level of web accessibility, ensuring its consistency with the latest international accessibility specifications (WCAG 2.0).
Assessment agencies also weigh their objective evaluation on website accessibility
Most assessment agencies which objectively assess companies' websites set the achievement level of web accessibility as one of the usability indicators.