Web Accessibility Policy

Panasonic group is committed to ensuring that Panasonic group’s Web sites are accessible to all the customers who are using the Web. We adopted the W3C(World Wide Web Consortium) Recommendation “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0” as the global quality standards for Panasonic group’s Web sites.

The Japanese version of "Web Accessibility Policy" is also available.

Scope

All Web sites that Panasonic group companies are running.

However, the Web pages which include the uncontrolled codes provided by the third parties are exempt from our scope. The following Web pages are the specific examples which use third party content which could have accessibility issues.

  • Web pages using YouTube video players.
  • Web pages using Google Map.
  • Web pages using AddThis widgets.

Target Level

We aim to conform to WCAG 2.0, Level AA.

Conformance Claim

Date of the claim

April 1, 2017

Guidelines title, version and URI

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/

Conformance level satisfied

Level AA (including the partial conformance for some pages)

A concise description of the Web pages

Home of “Panasonic Global” website and core web pages within “About Us” category (Both PC version and smartphone version).

  1. About Us
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate.html
  2. Company Overview
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/overview.html
  3. Senior Management
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/executives.html
  4. Business Segments
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/segments.html
  5. Affiliates
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/group-companies.html
  6. History
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/history.html
  7. Panasonic Application Portal
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/apps.html
  8. Brand Story
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/story.html
  9. Energy Solutions for Off-grid Communities
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/story/energy-solutions-for-off-grid-communities.html
  10. Design
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/technology-design/our-design.html
  11. Sitemap
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/sitemap.html
  12. Terms of Use
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/terms-of-use.html
  13. Privacy Policy
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/privacy-policy.html
  14. Web Accessibility Policy
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/webaccessibility.html
  15. Brand
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand.html
  16. Five Principles Regarding Brand Names
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/five_principles.html
  17. The Panasonic Brand Identity
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/brand_identity.html
  18. Corporate Brand "Panasonic
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/brand_identity/corporate_brand.html
  19. Brand Promise
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/brand_identity/brand_promise.html
  20. Brand Slogan
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/brand_identity/brand_slogan.html
  21. Brand Values
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/brand_identity/brand_value.html
  22. Business Brands
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/our-brand/business_brand.html
  23. Brand History
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/brand/history.html

Partial Conformance - Third Party Content

The following pages don't conform, but would conform to WCAG 2.0 at level AA if the third party content such as YouTube player, AddThis widget and Google Map from uncontrolled sources were removed.

  1. Panasonic Global
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/home.html (using YouTube Video)
  2. The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/konosuke-matsushita.html (using AddThis “Share” buttons widget)
  3. IR Information
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/ir.html  (using Stock Price Graph provided by Euroland Investors)

Partial Conformance - Video (Not defined in WCAG 2.0)

The following pages don’t conform, but would conform to WCAG 2.0 at level AA if the embedded videos which don’t provide captions and audio descriptions were removed.

Web content technologies relied upon

HTML 4.01, CSS 2.1, JavaScript

Change History

April 1, 2017 published “Web Accessibility Policy” including the conformance claim