Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

SSL

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Information architecture

Is your site organized such that everyone can navigate it easily?

Why it’s important: Beth has a lower tech literacy level and needs a site’s layout to be clear.

View more

Julian has low vision and uses a screen reader to navigate the web. Kendra has a newborn and her attention is often divided; she needs to be able to understand a site’s contents at a glance.

Lyle is undergoing a crisis and needs to quickly find just the content pertinent to him.

Steps to take

WCAG 2.0 references