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Documents Standard


All documents posted on will be Section 508 compliant, in final format, and have appropriate approval from within IHS before posting.


  • Documents from other web sites or organizations should be linked to the respective web site and not downloaded and placed on the IHS server.
  • All documents (PDF, Word, Excel, PPT) have been verified Section 508 compliant.
  • Documents must be located in the websites' respective /documents/ folder
  • Documents must be of the file types Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc), Microsoft Excel (.xls) or Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). No other formats are acceptable to post
  • When a document is posted on an website, the document type must be listed.

Justification and Reasoning:

This standard ensures that all documents found on are Section 508 compliant, accurate, necessary, and in a format that is industry standard.