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    Accessibility Policy

    August 6, 2015 update

    Nomura Group strives to provide information and services in the most appropriate manner possible.

    Nomura Group's website will be managed following the policy described below in order to provide more customers access to information and services. In addition, we have been doing our utmost to make our web content accessible and will enhance accessibility in the future.

    • Accessibility

      Approach for enabling all users, including the elderly, impaired persons, and temporarily impaired persons, etc. equal access to information and services.

    1. Ensuring Accessibility

      In recent years, standards and legislation for web accessibility have been developed across the world as the Internet has become increasingly utilized by a broad range of individuals. Japan is no exception, as JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) were established in June 2004.
      In 2008, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) updated the guideline. JIS was also updated by adopting the same success criteria in 2010. The W3C's guideline was approved as an ISO/IEC International Standard.
      Nomura Group will make every effort to ensure that more customers, including the elderly, impaired persons and temporarily impaired persons, will be able to easily access all Nomura Group websites.

    2. Diverse Users

      For instance, due to age, impairment or other circumstances, problems may occur, including: inability / difficulty seeing screen, inability / difficulty hearing sounds, difficulty operating or interacting with web content using mouse or keyboard, and difficulty in understanding contents.
      We will do our best to allow all customers equal ability to access the information and services provided on our websites.

    3. Flexible Access

      The circumstances under which customers access our websites have become increasingly diverse. Individuals now access our web sites through internet connections and various types of telecommunication devices including PCs, cell phones, smart phones, tablets, TVs, game terminals types and versions of browsers; assistive technologies (such as voice / Braille tools for Web contents, screen magnifier, and alternative means to mice and keyboards), etc.

    4. Our Web Accessibility Guidelines

      Nomura Group websites are designed using the following official guidelines in order to ensure and enhance accessibility.

      • JIS X 8341-3:2010
        (A JIS guideline designed for elderly and impaired persons, etc. Established in Japan on June 20th, 2004 and updated on August 20th, 2010.)
      • W3C WCAG 2.0
        (Web Content Accessibility Guideline by W3C, a standards body for Web technology.)
      • ISO/IEC 40500:2012
        (W3C "WCAG 2.0" was approved as an ISO/IEC international standard on October 15th, 2012.)

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