Web Standards & Policies

In general, the TUSM website uses Associated Press (AP) style. TUSM administration, faculty and students have access to the Online AP Style Book via the Hirsh Health Sciences Library.

All text and graphics are copyright of Tufts/TUSM unless otherwise indicated and should not be reproduced without written permission from an appropriate representative.

Follow these best practices to ensure that people will have an easier time finding information on the website and improve search engine optimization.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are organized around the following four principles, which lay the foundation for anyone to access and use web content. Anyone who wants to use the web should have content that is:

  1. Principle 1: Perceivable — Information and user interface components should be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
  2. Principle 2: Operable — User interface components and navigation should be operable.
  3. Principle 3: Understandable — Information and the operation of user interface should be understandable.
  4. Principle 4: Robust — Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.
    • Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools, including assistive technologies.