Standards for web development include both our legal requirements as a
public university to provide accessible information as well as those practices that we believe lead to
more attractive, useable and re-useable pages. We encourage all Western web developers to become familiar with all these guidelines,
build them into their site templates, and regularly review their sites to check for compliance.
As a public institution we are required to provide equal access to
programs and services for our entire community. When planning or upgrading your site, review these guidelines:
Usability means that your users will understand how to navigate, be able to access links and linked documents and use most browsers, and will be able to do standard functions like print the page or save a favorites link. This section contains guidelines on these topics