UCSF Website Updates

News and announcements regarding UCSF websites, as well as best practices and tips for getting the most out of your web presence.

February 24, 2020
Content Strategy
Policies & Standards
Web Best Practices

You are invited to participate in the inaugural  "Does this PDF Bring Me Joy?" spring-cleaning event that will begin Monday, March 16. 

Sponsored by the IT Web Standards Program, this event aims to make campus websites more accessible by purging inaccessible portable document format (PDF) files, which can be a barrier to individuals with disabilities. During the four-phase event, participants will look at alternative ways to address inaccessible PDFs, such as converting them to web forms or web pages.

To participate, complete the "Does this PDF Bring Me Joy?" event registration form. Registration deadline is Friday, March 6.


February 5, 2020
Web Best Practices
Learn more about the accessibility events this month, including two events with Kanopi Studios. One of them is a free Lunch & Learn!
October 1, 2019
Web Best Practices

With web accessibility lawsuits on the rise, and the limits of automated testing tools, it’s best practice to include users of assistive technologies in your digital accessibility reviews.

This month we are offering two great opportunities to connect with Marc Sutton, our blind screen reader consultant. Learn more about his experience using assistive technologies to access UCSF digital content.

The first is October 10th at Sharecase, a free one-day event at Mission Bay for UCSF faculty and staff that showcases the best of information technology at UCSF. I’ll be hosting the following session that morning focusing on Marc’s experience with email.

Digital Accessibility: A Blind User’s Experience with Email
Thursday, October 10, 10:00 - 10:40 am
Genentech Hall S204
Register to attend Sharecase. (Requires MyAccess login.)

October 15th is the second opportunity at our monthly Accessibility Office Hours. Marc joins us to evaluate UCSF web pages with a screen reader, and sometimes with his refreshable braille display to identify any barriers to your online content.

Monthly UCSF Accessibility Office Hours
Tuesday, October 15, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mission Center Building
More details and link to register. (Requires MyAccess login.)

Please join us for these interactive sessions to gain a better understanding of how someone without vision interacts with...

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May 15, 2019
Web Best Practices
Everybody accesses the web in different ways. Learn more about digital accessibility at this annual event.
May 14, 2019
Web Best Practices
How to create "intranet sites" or private at UCSF. These sites should not be used to handle data covered by HIPAA (patient data) or FERPA (student data).
March 27, 2019
Web Best Practices
The UCSF A-Z list is one of the best Search Engine Optimization tools at UCSF. Here's how to use it.
January 4, 2019
Recognizing Siteimprove trainee attendees, announcing accessibility training changes for 2019, and celebrating accessible email notifications.
August 29, 2018
Policies & Standards
Join us for a new 3-part series to learn how to use the new Siteimprove monitoring tool.
June 7, 2018
Site Builder
New blog feature revealed along with new editing features such as the ability to add special characters.
May 1, 2018
Policies & Standards
Free activities for GAAD 2018 include a Brown Bag Presentation and Screen Reader Demos.