Standards and Policies help web managers meet federal requirements and follow best practices to make websites more citizen-centered.
VA web standards contain best practices for content, design, and usability. Standards create a consistent experience across all VA websites. More
VA web policies outline how departmental websites must meet federal requirements. Policies apply to all VA websites. More
Section 508 requires that all website content be accessible to people with disabilities. This applies to web applications, web pages and all attached files on websites. More
VA usability guidelines reflect best practices that ensure sites are easy to use. These are not to be confused with accessibility (Section 508) requirements. More
Content authors must contact their Web Communications Office (WCO) during the planning phase (or as soon as possible) to provide basic information about the product. The WCO will work with you on agency and federal requirements, and cross-promotion on VA websites. More
Blogs and Social Media
Blogs must fit the mission of VA and be relevant to current issues/events at VA as determined by appropriate VA management officials. More