Guidelines

Browser Support

Websites and web applications need to be compatible with the following web browsers (current and previous versions unless noted otherwise):

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 11 ONLY)
  • Google Chrome (desktop and Android)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari (macOS and iOS)

Images

Content-related Images

Content-related images must be part of the HTML, not in the CSS as a background image.

Alternative Text

For content-related images, alternative text must be provided through the alt attribute of the <img> tag.
Tips on how to write effective alternative text (WebAIM) (link is external)

For decorative images (not important to the content), an empty alt attribute must be included. Doing so will cause screen readers to completely skip over the image. If the alt attribute is omitted instead, screen readers will read the filename, which could cause confusion to those using the screen reader.

For images used as links, the alternative text must describe the linked website or the action caused by clicking the link.

Image Properties

Default Aspect Ratio: 16:9

File formats: jpg, png, gif

Minimum DPI: 72