Advantages of online forms

The current ease at which forms can be made electronically fillable make them ideal for our academic environment. If you are interested in making your PDF or paper forms electronic, please contact your webmaster. Some of the major advantages of electronic forms are: Ideal for meeting the accessibility standards of public institutions; ensures that everyone, […]

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Information architecture (at the site level)

IA is a component of usability. Its the way you organize your site to make it easy navigate. We need to understand what the site is for, who our users are and what they need. Users + Content + Context = IA1 Principles plan test with users design for way-finding (let me know where I […]

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Web security basics for content contributors and site owners

Please skim: Common Security Mistakes in Web Applications What not to post PHI Student records Proprietary research Passwords   Top vulnerabilities Weak or stolen passwords on our accounts Web applications (wordpress, moodle, etc) SQL injection Rogue accounts Cross site scripting (XSS)   Things you can do Stop building web forms – we have a form […]

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Web Accessibility Guidelines

According to the Department of Information Resources, “Electronic Information Resource [or EIR] accessibility means providing electronic information and services in a variety of ways that does not depend on a single sense or ability.” This includes all information on external and internal TAMHSC websites. When planning new web pages or sites, accessibility should always be […]

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Accessibility of Microsoft Word Documents

Most Microsoft Word documents can be made accessible to those with vision impairments by following these conventions: Make sure content is concise.  If possible use half the words of a print publication. Develop a page structure similar to that of a webpage, with content separated by distinct headings, which can be formatted using heading choices […]

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Accessibility and PDF files

Most PDFs are image files which are not accessible to vision impaired individuals. State institutions such as Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) must meet accessibility requirements set forth by federal and state laws. Follow these steps if you choose to utilize information found within a PDF, or if you are a CMS approver who […]

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Web Development Bookmarklets

Web development bookmarklets.  To use – drag to your web browser’s bookmark bar. Markup – draw on a page, write notes, share and collaborate by Markup.io Edit in page – This bookmarklet makes any website editable, positions of the elements & text can be changed XRAY – Shows lots of info about any element westciv.com/xray WhatFont […]

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