Web Standards make our web pages better, more clear, and more accessible by our audience. Some of these rules, such as Accessibility, are required by law. Others, such as Brand standards, are required to help make the hundreds of websites at Western a cohesive whole.
Western Brand Standards
For a complete overview of the Western Brand, visit Brand Central. Also see these specific resources:
- Style Guide: Western Style Guide (pdf)
- Download Logos: Western Logos for Web Use
- Also see our article on Brand Colors for the web
Western Digital Accessibility
As a public institution we are required to provide equal access to programs and services for our entire community, including those with disabilities. See more about Web Accessibility Laws:
- Legal and Policy Factors for Web Accessibility (W3C)
- US Law and Web Accessibility (WebAIM)
- Section 508 (US gov)
- Emerging International Standards for Web Accessibility (WCAG 2.0)
Creating Accessible Word Documents
Follow along in this Canvas course: Creating Accessible Word Documents
For more info about web accessibility at Western, resources for content and web developers, and who to contact, visit the Western Digital Accessibility website.
More Articles on Web Standards
In the articles below we present some solutions and best practices for common web issues.