The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology continues to improve the accessibility of its website based on JIS X 8341?3 (Japanese Industrial Standards: Guidelines for Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities ?Information and Communications Equipment, Software and Services Part 3: Web Content) to ensure that anyone can access the online information without stress.


We design our website using color combinations that provide good contrast between characters and background in order to ensure readability.

■Font style

We ensure the readability of characters in images by using Gothic-style fonts.

■Font size

Our website is comprised mainly of text, and the font size is adjustable.
Viewers can select the font size by clicking the font size buttons on the header of all webpages.

■Style of the webpages

We use stylesheets for the presentation of our website, such as layouts and aesthetic designs, but we ensure that the content can be seen even when accessed with a browser that cannot read stylesheets.

■Document structure of the webpages

We define the document structure using HTML tags that are suitable for elements, including the header, lists and paragraphs, according to the content of the main text so that the website can be viewed with various web browsers and other supporting technologies.


For improved operability, all webpages have navigation menus as well as breadcrumb trails in a uniform design.

■Conformity with text to speech software

We ensure that our website can be also used by voice browsers and screen readers, by such means as using skip links and index tags for easy access to the main text, uploading alternative text that describes images, and supporting keyboard-only navigation.


MEXT, Minister’s Secretariat, Management and Coordination Division, Public Relations Office

(MEXT, Minister’s Secretariat, Management and Coordination Division, Public Relations Office)