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Library Web Standards


WVU Libraries is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavors to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.


The WVU Libraries' website has been built using code compliant with W3C standards, and supports the current major release and one prior (i.e. the two latest versions) of the following web browsers on a rolling basis:

While the WVU Libraries website is compatible with some older web browsers, most interface issues will be resolved by updating the browser on your device to the latest version. Using ad/content blocking software to block fonts, imagery, JavaScript, or social media will alter WVU Libraries webpages; for an optimal experience, disable ad/content blocking software while using our website.


WVU Libraries analyze and optimize our website following web best practices, and work to identify ways to make our website faster on mobile devices.


WVU Libraries is dedicated to providing responsive digital collections, websites, and web applications in order to make our content and information available on all devices (desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones).


WVU Libraries focuses on how effectively, efficiently and satisfactorily a user can interact with our user interface. We conduct usability tests - which include a range of test and evaluation methods such as automated evaluations, inspection evaluations, operational evaluations, and human performance testing - to see how people use our website, and to yield data that allows us to incrementally improve our website for WVU faculty, staff, students, and community members.