Accessibility and usability

Information about our responsibilities in providing accessible and usable digital products for our audience.

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.

All public service and non-public service agencies must meet these standards from July 2019.

The requirements apply to every public and internally facing website produced or maintained, in part or in whole, by the Agency. Note that this definition of website includes web applications, web services, and single page applications.

For information on the standards visit: