Web Accessibility Policy

NIMS web accessibility policy
2023.04.01 Update

About web accessibility

The official website of NIMS aims to comply with the web content accessibility guidelines set out in Japanese Industrial Standard JIS X 8341-3:2016 "Guidelines for consideration of elderly and disabled people - Equipment, software, and services for information and communication - Part 3: Web content". We are committed to ensuring and improving accessibility on our website.


The NIMS official website (referring to the content provided under the www.nims.go.jp domain).
However, in fiscal year 2021, only pages created and published using our content management system (CMS) within the following directories will be covered. Other pages will be addressed from fiscal 2022 onwards.

  • /collaboration/
  • /employment/
  • /eng/
  • /infrastructure/
  • /news/
  • /nims/
  • /publicity/
  • /research/
  • /siteinfo/

Target conformance level and compliance level

Compliance with Level AA of JIS X 8341-3:2016

Note: The term ‘compliance’ in this web accessibility policy follows the notation specified by Web Content JIS X 8341-3:2016 Compatibility Guidelines, March 2016 Edition, established by the Information and Communication Accessibility Infrastructure Committee of the Japan Information Technology Standards Commission. (URL: http://waic.jp/docs/jis2016/compliance-guidelines/201603/)

For separate consideration

Compliance for the following pages, including those already published, is difficult to achieve, so they do not meet the above objectives. We plan to consider measures to meet the goal of compliance in the future. If you have any questions about the content of the pages in question, please contact us. We will respond to the best of our ability.
  • Content or web pages, images, and videos created before the accessibility policy was established
  • Content or web pages, images, and videos that cannot be modified due to lack of original data
  • Attached files such as PDFs
  • Services provided by external suppliers and associated content or web pages, images, and videos
  • Materials for meetings provided by external suppliers and associated content or web pages, images, and videos
  • Other items that are difficult to address
The criteria that cannot be met are as follows:
  • 1.2.2 Captions (pre-recorded) Level A
  • 1.2.3 Audio Description or Alternative Content for Media (pre-recorded) Level A
  • 1.2.4 Captions (live) Level AA
  • 1.2.5 Audio Description (pre-recorded) Level AA
Regarding subtitles, we have strived to provide them using speech recognition functions as much as possible, but since we cannot guarantee the results, we consider the criteria to be unfulfilled.

JIS test results

Based on Annex JB of JIS X 8341-3:2016, we publish the results of tests conducted to determine accessibility status.

Related files

Department in Charge

Public Relations Office, International and Public Relations Division
E-Mail: nimsweb=nims.go.jp(Please change "=" to "@")