Site Checklist

Please review your KU CMS website to be sure it meets CMS site requirements.

All KU CMS websites should meet the following requirements:

  • Images that are not linked utilize alternative text that describes the image for accessibility compliance — Guidelines for alt text 
  • Images that are linked use the alternative text to describe where the visitor will go, rather than a description of the image
  • All PDFs on the site have been tagged for accessibility and are not scanned documents so that screen readers can read the contents of the PDF — Information about accessible PDFs
  • All links on the site do not show the actual URL and function properly. Verbiage such as "click here" should not be used for links. The link should describe the destination when clicked. Links should also open in the same window. — Information about links
  • Videos on the site should be captioned for accessible access — Information about accessible videos
  • There is a Contact page, which links to the Contact link in the footer
  • The contact information in the footer contains street address, if applicable, email address, and phone number
  • Navigation contains, if applicable, About, People, Resources
  • The width of the top and second level navigation (if drop down menus are not used) fits on a single line and does not wrap to a second line on computer and tablet devices
  • All images in each slideshow are the same dimension and fill the page the slideshow is placed on horizontally
  • All email links show the email address:
  • All phone numbers are formatted: xxx-xxx-xxxx
  • Academic unit sites contain degree information using the Degree — Add a Degree, and Degree — General Content, content types
  • Degrees abbreviations follow established degree standards: BA, MS, PhD etc
  • Degree — General Content pages contain: An overview of the degree, Admission information, Curriculum, Information about careers
  • Information pertaining to all degrees offered resides in the Academics section
  • All person profiles are either created using the People content type or are imported from Faculty Pro

CMS Help

If you are experiencing a critical issue with your live website, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or

For questions on CMS policy, look & feel, and all other issues, please visit our help page.

Please contact web services at 864-6415 or for help with your site

Online help can be found under the How-To's section of this website.