Standards

Adherence to web standards helps ensure better interoperability and compatibility between web applications and services. Furthermore, web standards increase efficiency by reducing conversion and update time, particularly when moving data between various systems. Web Services always encourages and supports web standards in the websites and applications at Appalachian State University.

Accessibility

Appalachian is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, to provide access to its programs and services to all qualified individuals. Learn more about accessibility standards.

Site Reviews

A new website/web interface or a website with substantial revisions, whether internally or externally developed, must pass a website review before going live. Web Services provides a checklist of items required for compliance. Users who plan to build a new site, substantially change an existing site, or purchase web-based services from an external vendor are encouraged to contact webmaster@appstate.edu early in the process for guidance on compliance and the site review process.