Usability & Accessibility

Usability Standards

When creating and editing content on the website, utilize the coherent and consistent layout created for your department/division. Having a consistent design across the entire website allows for better navigation and a more enjoyable user experience.

Questions to consider when creating/editing webpages:

  • How easy is it for users to navigate/use the site for the first time?
      Very Easy
  • How quickly can first time users perform tasks?
      Very Quickly
  • How long does it take a user to feel comfortable using the site?
      Not Long
  • How many errors can a user make?
      Very Few
  • How pleasant is it to use the site?

Tips to Remember:

  • Make sure each page has a clear goal.
  • Use a strong keyword strategy for people & search engines.
  • Try to make the department landing page (index page) inviting, by using:
    • High-quality images (though they must be less than 1MB in size)
    • Brief summaries
    • Clear, concise information
    • Highlights for important information