Department of Internal Affairs
Government Information Services
Usability is about designing effective, efficient and satisfying user experiences.
Web Usability Standard 1.3
All public service and non-public service agencies must meet the requirements of the NZ Government Web Usability Standard 1.3 from 1 July 2019.
Copyright statements for websites
Government organisations are encouraged to make information available easily, widely and equitably to the people of New Zealand. They should also allow people to reuse their copyright material.
Privacy statements for websites
Telling website visitors how your organisation collects and uses personal information is good practice and the law.
Disclaimers on websites
New Zealand Government organisations are encouraged to seek their own legal advice on whether to include a disclaimer on their website and, if so, its appropriate scope. Where a website does include a disclaimer, it’s recommended that a link to it be provided in an obvious location, for example, the footer on the home page.
Linking to non-HTML files
A link to a non-HTML document should provide information about the document, including a meaningful name, the file format and file size. This gives users a good idea of what to expect if they follow the link.
NZ government logo markup
Apply HTML markup to the NZ government logo to make it accessible.