Best Practices & Guidelines
The Research-Based Usability and Web Design Guidelines provide guidelines for improving Web design, navigation, and functionality. Includes findings from Web design and usability literature identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Usability Principles & Practices
- Usability Principles and Techniques (Webcontent.gov)
Provides an overview of usability principles, techniques, best practices, education opportunities, and resources.
- Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility (Stanford Web Credibility Research)
Provides a 10-point plan for boosting Web credibility based on several years of research.
Federal Laws & Regulations
Requirements and Best Practices (Webcontent.gov) provides a comprehensive list of federal laws, regulations, best practices, and guidelines.
Plainlanguage.gov - Promotes the use of plain language for all government communications and provides guidance, best practices, and tools.
Access for People with Disabilities:
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Access-Board.gov)
- Guidance for Implementing Section 508 (Section508.gov)
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Quick Tips Reference Card (w3.org)
- HHS Web Communications & New Media Division 508 Resources – includes general information and resources on PDFs, Standards, Compliance & Remediation, Presentations, Video, Points of Contact, and Training.