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This guide helps writers create easy-to-understand content that meets people where they are. We want web editors to use this guide to plan, write and manage web content to align with our university's online voice and goals.

We adapted this guide from the direction of external content guides and literature.


South Dakota State University’s vision, built on the foundation of the land-grant mission, underscores and assures accessibility of education to a dynamic society. As a public university, SDSU’s web presence must be created and maintained in accordance with the University’s mission, applicable federal and state laws, and SDBOR and University policies, including, but not limited to web accessibility standards and best practices.

All new, revised or existing public facing electronic content on SDSU official and SDSU affiliated websites —including, but not limited to web pages, images, PDFs, Word documents, spreadsheets, forms, videos, chat features, etc.—must conform to federal web accessibility requirements, meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (Level A and AA) and comply with Section 508 Standards.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we provide access to public website content in alternate formats upon request. If you find accessing content of this site difficult, please email websupport.

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