Digital standards

A guide for McGill's website owners and managers

Our digital standards provide an overview of the criteria for creating and managing McGill websites and online services including:

  • Accessibility requirements
  • Obligations concerning website security and protecting users' data
  • Usability best practices
  • Optimizing website performance

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Concerning third-party solutions: McGill's Digital standards are to be considered as recommendations as opposed to requirements for third-party solutions.

This document has been created as part of the McGill Web Evolution Program, a joint initiative of McGill's Communications and External Relations and IT Services teams. The Web Evolution Program aims to create a better user experience that meets expectations and improve perception. For more information about the project, visit

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