Accessibility Policy


Accessibility is the degree to which all visitors to a website can access the information they need, accurately and easily. SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) believes that accessibility is assured when the website is accessible by people in a range of environments. This includes providing accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities, and encompasses features such as making all functionality available from a keyboard and enabling audio control.


As an Internet company, SBG's goal is to provide the technologies and services that are needed most by people around the world, as expressed in its corporate philosophy, Information Revolution – Happiness for Everyone. As part of that goal, we believe that it is our responsibility to provide a website that can be accessed optimally by a range of users, including seniors and people with disabilities. This accessibility policy sets out the objectives and standard of accessibility related to the planning, design, production, testing, maintenance, and operation of the website.


Content scope

This policy affects all content on


SBG will plan, design, produce, verify, maintain, and operate the website with the Accessibly Policy as a guide.

Planning and design

Planning and design of website content is undertaken with the Accessibly Policy as a guide. Please refer to Policy Details for information on accessibility standards.


Website content is produced with the Accessibly Policy as a guide. Please refer to Policy Details for information on accessibility standards.


New website content will be tested to confirm that it meets the standards of the Accessibility Policy. Only content that meets policy standards will be published on the website.

Testing is conducted in the following environments.

Platform OS Browser
  • Windows 7, 8 and later
  • Mac OS 10.8 and later
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Safari 6.2.6 and later
  • Android 2.3.3 and later
  • Google Mobile Chrome
iPhone 5s,6,6 Plus,6s,6s Plus,SE
  • iOS 7 and later
  • Mobile Safari
  • Google Mobile Chrome
iPad mini, iPad Retina, iPad Air
  • iOS 7 and later
  • Mobile Safari
  • Google Mobile Chrome
  • Compatibility with the latest versions of each OS and browser will be tested on a sequential basis. Testing will also be carried out by visual inspection.

This website relies on the following software and web standards. The Accessibility Policy standards might not be satisfied in an environment where these are not supported.

  • HTML 5.0
  • CSS 3.0
  • JavaScript
  • Adobe® Flash®
  • PDF
  • Microsoft Excel

Maintenance and operation

In maintaining and operating this website, SBG will endeavor to preserve and improve accessibility. Any changes to content will be tested to ensure they meet accessibility standards.In the event that content which was produced before the establishment of the policy fails to meet accessibility standards, that content will be modified and updated on a sequential basis.


This website is targeting conformance level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

WCGA 2.0 is an international accessibility guideline recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Conformance levels and requirements of WCAG 2.0 correspond to those of the domestic standard JIS X 8341-3:2010.

WCGA 2.0 has four principles: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. Guidelines are included under each principle, and for each guideline there are testable conformance requirements. The following sections will discuss the conformance requirements and the status of this website with regard to each principle.

In each chart, the status column shows the results of testing of this website, which was conducted in September 2012. The symbol ○ means that the conformance requirement was satisfied in each of the content items tested and that we continue to maintain this standard. The symbol △ means that some content did not satisfy the conformance requirement when tested. Some challenges remain, as can be seen from the chart, but we will continue working towards improvement.

Principle 1: Perceivable

Success Criteria Status
1.1.1 Non-text Content
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only media (Prerecorded)
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)
1.3.1 Info and Relationships
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics
1.4.1 Use of Color
1.4.2 Audio Control

Principle 2: Operational

Success Criteria Status
2.1.1 Keyboard
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap
2.2.1 Adjustable Time Limit
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks
2.4.2 Page Titled
2.4.3 Focus Order
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

Principle 3: Understandable

Success Criteria Status
3.1.1 Language of Page
3.2.1 On Focus
3.2.2 On Input
3.3.1 Error Identification
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

Principle 4: Robust

Success Criteria Status
4.1.1 Parsing
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value


  • Initially implemented on 16 October 2013
  • Revised on July 1, 2015
  • Revised on July 27, 2016
  • Adobe® Flash® is a trademark or registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Excel® is the registered trademark of US Microsoft Corporation in US and other countries.
  • Google and Android are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
  • Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc.
  • The trademark (“iPhone”) is used with a license from Aiphone K.K.
  • All other product and service names listed in this website are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.