Web Usability

Standard on Web Usability

This standard ensures Government of Canada websites and Web applications respect usability principles and approaches.

The Standard on Web Usability came into effect on , and was updated on . This standard applies to all institutions listed in schedules I, I.I and II of the Financial Administration Act. New websites and Web applications must meet the requirements in Section 6 when they are published. Existing websites and Web applications must meet the requirements in Section 6 by , with the exception of requirements 6.1.2 and 6.1.3, which must be met by .

The Technical Specifications for the Web and Mobile Presence describes how to optimize websites and Web applications for mobile devices, as well as the layout and design specifications for websites, Web applications and device-based mobile applications. These replace the Federal Identity Program Technical Specifications for the Standard on Web Usability.

The Guidance on Implementing the Standard on Web Usability has been archived and remains for reference only.

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