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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...

Remote audience testing *at* McGill: Challenges and lessons learned

23 Oct 2020

These days, most of our projects involve some form of user experience research, such as gathering data in audience workshops or evaluating how user-friendly a site is by conducting usability tests....

Creating a profiles page in the WMS

5 Jun 2020

Creating a profiles page on your WMS site is a great way to present the members of your staff and community in a directory format. With the tools in the WMS, you can create one easily by following...

Spring cleaning: site content auditing!

27 Apr 2020

Making sure that your website’s content is robust and in good shape will drive the right kind of traffic to your site. A content audit will do just that. It’s an achievable goal that every Site...

Alternative text versions of images and diagrams

13 Feb 2020

Accessibility is an important aspect of web design, and in section 1.1 of the WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) guidelines states that site content must: “Provide text alternatives...

Agile isn't only for IT

4 Nov 2019

It’s been a decade since the McGill web development team began using Agile, and looking back, we have come a long way strengthening team collaboration and improving our ability to deliver work...

Text me maybe

3 Oct 2019

Ask a millennial to call you and you might be waiting for a while. Digital natives generally prefer texting over talking and Short Message Service (SMS) is one of the most widely used forms of...

Dos & don'ts of McGill ID numbers in WMS webforms

4 Sep 2019

The next time you're about to add a McGill ID field in your webform — STOP!...

Time travel and revisit authors in WMS articles

4 Sep 2019

"Who's your favourite author?" It can be interesting to find out how someone answers this question because it gives you a glimpse into who they are through their likes and dislikes. Authors whom we...

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