Search Engine OptimizationVisit disclaimer page (SEO) is a set of informal rules to optimize your website and its pages for search engines like Google and Bing. Optimizing your content will help search engines more effectively crawl your content, helping to improve your search engine rankings, and result in greater visibility for your content.
In December 2018, the President signed into law the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, or 21st Century IDEA, which sets minimum standards for accessibility, ease of use and security of government websites.
Use this list when creating new or redesigning existing ACF websites to confirm you meet federal and Departmental requirements. ACF follows HHS standards with a few adjustments for branding and consistency.
When developing new or redesigning websites for ACF, it is important to involve your digital communications specialist from the beginning of the project. They will work with you to ensure that the site meets relevant policies and standards.
ACF strictly follows federal .gov requirements and the HHS domain policy to communicate to our customers and stakeholders the legitimacy of ACF-funded sites. All ACF owned sites must appear as a .gov, the standard naming convention for federal agency websites.
This document outlines the process for moving published items from the ACF website into the ACF Archive with screenshots. Users must be logged into Drupal to prep and request for content to be transitioned to the archive. All archive requests must go through OC Drupal admins/editors for review before publishing to the archive site.
To better enforce and monitor Section 508 guidelines, HHS uses an automated, department-wide web crawler, Deque WorldSpace, to scan all public-facing websites and PDFs. The purpose of this document is to guide those given the role of issue manager through the production instance of the HHS 508 web crawler.