The Web team is committed to helping produce websites that meet legal requirements and policies of the university. Included below are links to the sources of relevant requirements. The Web team members are not experts on the laws or policies and do not enforce them. You are responsible for the content on your website.
We must adhere to the legal statutes and policies outlined in the university’s Web Accessibility Policy. On this site we provide some technical instruction to help content writers meet the American’s with Disabilities Web accessibility requirements.
Adhere to the guides for your department, the college and university:
- College of Fine Arts Publishing Guidelines,
- College of Fine Arts Written Style Guide
- College of Fine Arts Visual Standards Guidelines, and
- University of Texas at Austin Brand Guide.
It goes without saying but copyright materials, trademarks and other intellectual property may not be used without permission. Be aware of university trademarks and licensing. For a quick tutorial visit the sample of what not to do with university trademarks.
External services are hosted by third party vendors and store your content on servers outside of university control. Read the Information Security Office’s Cloud Services guide on the risks of data mining, advertising, security, privacy and reliability before utilizing these services.
If you are aware of any additional requirements, please bring them to our attention.
We recommend taking The Copyright Crash Course, visiting the university’s Compliance Services References and Resources list, and Chief Information Officer’s IT Policies, Standards, and Guidelines. Before using any online services provided outside of the university read the Information Security Office’s Cloud Services wiki.