BLOG.AIDS.GOV - Changing to in Spring 2017



Making/Developing A Website For All: Our Accessibility Story

508: what does this number mean to you? (Hint: no, it is not the number of members of the Electoral College!) 508 refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies and their grantees to produce digital content that is accessible to people with disabilities. The law covers mobility, sensory,… Redesigned Using Responsive Design

We here at are proud to formally announce that our site has been relaunched and redesigned using responsive design. Responsive web design is a next-generation web development method of designing content so that it works well on both a laptop screen and a smartphone, automatically adjusting its size to fit the screen. Since smartphones,… Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device


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The internet has changed and continues to change how the American public receives information and interacts with the government.  At we are constantly adapting to the changing environment so we can use the most appropriate technology available to reach our diverse audiences. Recently, the federal government ushered us into this new era with the…

New Media Institutes, Usability Testing, A Photo Booth, and More: Preview of’s Activities at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

What do new media institutes, usability, and a BIG RED photo booth have in common? They are some of activities we’re planning for later this month at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) . This annual conference, hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , will take place October 29-31st in San Francisco and…

Taking Our Own Advice: Usability in Practice

We have completed a number of usability assessments for the website. However, when we were writing our latest blog post about usability, we realized we neglected to check in with our readers on the blog site. We had not assessed the usability of our own blog. Yikes! But the great thing about a blog…

Usability – Websites and Beyond

We designed knowing that visitors only spend up to 30 seconds scanning a webpage. People look for trustworthy, updated, and easy-to-read information. If they can’t find it, they leave the page quickly. Question: So how do we provide our users with what they want and in the way they want it? Answer: Ask them!