Monday, June 18, 2007

SJSU Web site gets an upgrade

I got an e-mail today from San Jose State University that says that the school Web page is going to be getting a new look. Here is the notice:

On June 20, 2007, the SJSU homepage (www.sjsu.edu), Search (search.sjsu.edu) and top-level pages (News, Events, Future Students & Families, Students, Academic Programs, Faculty & Staff, and Alumni & Community) will be upgraded to an improved, accessible design.

SJSU is making the changes in response to the California State University directive to make all CSU Web sites comply with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Approved by the SJSU Web Oversight Committee on May 30, 2007, the new format balances accessibility and usability needs while maintaining the look and feel of SJSU's existing Web site.

Achieving accessibility will allow SJSU to better serve all campus and community members. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

What to look for:

* Web pages are centered
* Keyboard-friendly navigation
* Banner with text links and improved contrast
* Bigger font size
* Printer-friendly pages

Read Presidential Directive 2007-02, Access to Electronic and Information Technology Policy for Persons with Disabilities at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/directives/.

For more information, contact the Web Services Unit at webservices@sjsu.edu or visit http://www.sjsu.edu/webservices/services/templates.
Hopefully the new site will be better. The current site is actually not too bad, and MySJSU has made major improvements in the last year, but it still has a way to go.

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