The Web Standards Group has grouped UCSB websites into three tiers, based on various factors: association with the University identity, sphere of influence, frequency and volume of use, expected lifetime, and other factors. A website's position reflects how strongly we believe that site should adhere to the standards defined in this guide. All campus units, regardless of the tier, should make every effort to comply with WSG accessibility recommendations. The tiers are described below, followed by examples of selected sites in each tier. Other sites will be added in the future.
WSG strongly urges Tier 1 sites to adhere to WSG standards.
- Campus-wide and student/faculty/staff services
- Major academic units
Tier 1 Examples
Campus-wide and student/faculty/staff services
- Division of Administrative Services
- Division of Student Affairs
- Graduate Division
Major Academic Units
WSG recommends that Tier 2 sites adhere to WSG standards.
- Academic departments
- Research centers and faculty research groups
- Affiliated organizations
- Course sites
Tier 2 Examples
Research centers and faculty research groups
WSG encourages Tier 3 sites to adhere to WSG standards.
- Student organizations
- Individual faculty member sites and pages