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

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).

April 1, 2017

Conformance (23 web pages)

  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 (3 web pages)

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: 5 web pages)

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.

October 1, 2017

Conformance (6 web pages)

April 2, 2018

Conformance (55 web pages)

  1. Words of Wisdom
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom.html
  2. Words of Wisdom - A Mind for Success
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/amindofsuccess.html
  3. Words of Wisdom - An Easygoing Mind
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/aneasygoingmind.html
  4. Words of Wisdom - An Enriched Mind
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/anenrichedmind.html
  5. Words of Wisdom - A New Product
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/anewproduct.html
  6. Words of Wisdom - As If it Were a Life-long Job
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/asifitwerealifelongjob.html
  7. Words of Wisdom - Ask and Answer Yourself
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/askandansweryourself.html
  8. Words of Wisdom - Basis of Trust
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/basisoftrust.html
  9. Words of Wisdom - Be Impressed
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/beimpressed.html
  10. Words of Wisdom - Being Misunderstood
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/beingmisunderstood.html
  11. Words of Wisdom - Biding Your Time
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/bidingyourtime.html
  12. Words of Wisdom - Conflict and Harmony
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/conflictandharmony.html
  13. Words of Wisdom - Determination
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/determination.html
  14. Words of Wisdom - Do It Now
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/doitnow.html
  15. Words of Wisdom - Encourage Yourself
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/encourageyourself.html
  16. Words of Wisdom - Even the Right Argument
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/eventherightargument.html
  17. Words of Wisdom - Flexible Thinking
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/flexiblethinking.html
  18. Words of Wisdom - Following Your Fate
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/followingyourfate.html
  19. Words of Wisdom - Free Your Mind
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/freeyourmind.html
  20. Words of Wisdom - Futurology
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/futurology.html
  21. Words of Wisdom - Giving Our Best Efforts
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/givingourbestefforts.html
  22. Words of Wisdom - Hard Luck Story
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/hardluckstory.html
  23. Words of Wisdom - Hardship Before Pleasure
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/hardshipbeforeplesure.html
  24. Words of Wisdom - I Am the Cause
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/iamthecause.html
  25. Words of Wisdom - If We Trust People
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/ifwetrustpeople.html
  26. Words of Wisdom - Immense Variety of People
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/immensevarietyofpeople.html
  27. Words of Wisdom - Improvement
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/improvement.html
  28. Words of Wisdom - Instant Decision Making
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/instantdecisionmaking.html
  29. Words of Wisdom - Liking What You Do
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/likingwhatyoudo.html
  30. Words of Wisdom - Listen to People
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/listentopeople.html
  31. Words of Wisdom - Looking Ahead
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/lookingahead.html
  32. Words of Wisdom - Love Others Like Yourself
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/loveotherslikeyourself.html
  33. Words of Wisdom - Maintaining Autonomy
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/maintainingautonomy.html
  34. Words of Wisdom - Managing One's Life
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/managingoneslife.html
  35. Words of Wisdom - Mission of Business
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/missionofbusiness.html
  36. Words of Wisdom - Responsibility for Society
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/responsibilityforsociety.html
  37. Words of Wisdom - Smile As a Gift
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/smileasagift.html
  38. Words of Wisdom - Taking One Step At a Time
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/takingonestepatatime.html
  39. Words of Wisdom - The Appeal of Humans
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/theappealofhumans.html
  40. Words of Wisdom - The Path Is Infinite
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/thepathisinfinite.html
  41. Words of Wisdom - The Sign of Youth
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/thesignofyouth.html
  42. Words of Wisdom - The Wise and the Ordinary
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/thewiseandtheordinary.html
  43. Words of Wisdom - The World and Ourselves
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/theworldandourselves.html
  44. Words of Wisdom - Think Like a President
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/thinklikeapresident.html
  45. Words of Wisdom - Today’s Target
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/todaystarget.html
  46. Words of Wisdom - True Service
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/trueservice.html
  47. Words of Wisdom - Unbound
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/unbound.html
  48. Words of Wisdom - Value of a Thing
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/valueofathing.html
  49. Words of Wisdom - When Deadlocked
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/whendeadlocked.html
  50. Words of Wisdom - Willingness to Learn
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/willingnesstolearn.html
  51. Words of Wisdom - Willingness to Listen
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/willingnesstolisten.html
  52. Words of Wisdom - With an Open Mind
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/withanopenmind.html
  53. Words of Wisdom - Your Experiences
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/wordsofwisdom/yourexperimences.html
  54. Panasonic Websites around the World
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/profile/gateway.html
  55. Area / Country
    http://www.panasonic.com/global/global-network.html

Web content technologies relied upon

HTML 4.01, CSS 2.1, JavaScript

Change History

  • April 2, 2018 added the conformance claim for 55 web pages
  • October 1, 2017 added the conformance claim for 6 web pages
  • April 1, 2017 published “Web Accessibility Policy” including the conformance claim