University Relations

UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
Phone: (831) 459-2495


Web: Usability

  • Tryout your web pages on people who are not familiar with your site.
  • Ask them to find specific items and then silently watch how easily they are able to do so.
  • Notice where they click and how comfortable they feel using your site.
  • Ask them for suggestions of ways to improve your site organization and navigation.
  • Provide access for the widest audience, including those with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Visit the UC Designing Accessible Web Sites site.

Please do not alter the basic "look and feel" of the UCSC templates, as doing so will only produce a local web site that is integrated less successfully into the overall UCSC web presence, making your site more difficult for people to use.