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Web Standards

Web and mobile applications are some of the most widely used and highly visible communication vehicles at UTHealth. Web standards are tools to professionally and consistently represent UTHealth’s mission of excellence in health care, education, research, and community service.


Our university, schools, and clinics share vital information that is engaging and accessible to all.

Web Publishing at UTHealth

UTHealth web publishers and developers must follow university Web Standards . UTHealth has adopted the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards for use on all UTHealth websites and mobile applications.

All web content owned, funded, or operated by or for UTHealth must be in support of the university’s core mission and may not be used for non-UTHealth purposes. Content cannot be for the personal or private gain of an individual or group of individuals promoting a private or commercial cause, except as permitted by other UTHealth policies. UTHealth web owners, authors, and publishers represent the institution and are responsible for the pages they publish, as well as the links they offer to other resources.

Domain Management

Domain names are the internet addresses used to find specific website destinations and other online services. As the gateway to UTHealth’s online presence, domain names can be an important part of the university’s identity and marketing efforts. Official UTHealth websites have domains that end in

UTHealth has a comprehensive policy designed to:

  • Ensure users a high-quality online experience by preventing security breaches and damage to UTHealth’s reputation
  • Facilitate management of subdomain names, which are a limited resource within the university
  • Provide a basis for resolving any dispute that may arise

For information on policies and procedures for custom domains and subdomains, visit Web Standards Domain Management .

Brand, Design, Development

University Web Services has comprehensive Web Standards   covering required technical elements, roles and responsibilities, and other information. All web and mobile apps must also comply with UTHealth's Brand Standards for visual identity and editorial content.