This document is intended for: Any person who creates or modifies new or existing web pages or web sites. It is intended as a guide to assist in the awareness, instruction and creation of accessible and usable web pages and web sites.
Purpose of this document: To ensure that UTEP web pages or web sites conform to all State and Federal requirements. View the comparison between US 508 and Texas requirements for accessibility.
When this document applies: Any time that an existing UTEP web site or web page is created and/or modified.
Before you begin:
Step 1: Plan the page or site with the user in mind
What types of users will be visting the page or site?
Why is the user at the page or site?
What do they want to accomplish?
What can you do to help them accomplish their task?
Could the user have special needs?
Note: Before creating any web pages, organize the topical areas; include subtopics.
Create the text (content) before putting it on a web page and ensure:
it has been proofread
it is short and coherent
it gets the message across
it uses plain language
it utilizes lists instead of prose
any included electronic documents are accessible
any included web applications are accessible
Note: Create a list of any graphics, banners, logos, photographs, and video that you may need and request them, in advance, from University Communications.
Step 2: Assemble the page or site
Step 3: Test the page or site
Step 4: Make any changes to issues that might have been found in Step 3
Step 5: Launch the page and ensure that there is a URL available for customer feedback.