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IHS.gov Content Standard

Standard:

All content on IHS.gov will written in plain language, be accurate and up-to-date.

Requirements:

  • Spelling and grammar will be correct
  • Acronyms will be spelled out in full prior to being used
  • The reading order is from top to bottom, left to right
  • Visual symmetry is present. Page elements should align on each page but also be consistent from page to page.
  • Page under construction usage is not permitted. Pages must be in final format to be present on the IHS.gov domain.

Justification and Reasoning:

This standard ensures the content found on IHS.gov is of the highest quality and allows for consistency.

Exemptions:

None