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?
     Very
Tips to Remember
  • Make sure each page has a clear goal.
  • Use a strong key-word strategy for people & search engines.
  • Try to make the department landing page (index page) inviting, by using:
    • High-quality images
    • Brief summaries
    • Clear, concise information
    • Highlights for important information