Policies & directives

Webforms, Microsoft Forms and Data Collection on the WMS

21 Jun 2021

Online forms are convenient for students and administrators and an important sustainability strategy in the effort to reduce the amount of paper used at McGill. From online concerts and event...

Website accessibility in Quebec – Legal requirements at a glance

21 Jun 2021

McGill University follows the Standard sur l'accessibilité des sites Web (SGQRI 008 2.0) to make its websites accessible to all Internet users.

Free refreshers!

7 Jan 2021

Starting now, web content creators will need to take refresher modules for WS-100 Writing for the Web and WS-101 McGill Digital Standards every 2 years....

Web accessibility made simple: WCAG 2.0 AA explained, part 3

17 Dec 2020

Guideline 1.3: Adaptable Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure  

Watch your language! Use plain language to create better websites

14 Dec 2020

McGill's websites must be accessible to all audiences. Our provincial government has made this a requirement. It's also simply the right thing to do....

Web accessibility made simple: WCAG 2.0 AA explained, part 2

26 Nov 2020

Guidelines 1.2: Time based media Provide alternatives for time based media  

What's your role in McGill's web community?

17 Nov 2020

When visiting our websites, it's important that our audiences have positive experiences that are welcoming, accessible, and answer their needs....

Web accessibility made simple: WCAG 2.0 AA explained

30 Oct 2020

Did you know that accessibility is built-in to McGill’s digital standards? The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is an internationally recognized set of guidelines to ensure accessibility...

All about the new User access guidelines form

29 Jul 2020

Starting July 2020, anyone who edits or manages a McGill website hosted on a centrally-supported platform - WMS, VHost or blogs.mcgill.ca - will need to complete the User access guidelines form. If...

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