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The UIT Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the build and delivery of technology products and services to the Stanford community. The topics you’ll read about are all told first-hand by the individuals who work closest to them.

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Channel Creators Gain New Powers to Ease Admin Tasks

May 20, 2022
A new role in Slack gives channel creators certain powers previously afforded only to administrators.  Learn how this feature can help you manage your channels more efficiently.

Siteimprove Weekly: Element is Empty

Kevin P. Murphy
April 26, 2022
This week I'd like to talk about a couple of different accessibility violations that you may see on your Siteimprove report (or just about any other accessibility tool, as this is very easy to dete

Siteimprove Weekly: Semantic HTML

Kevin P. Murphy
April 8, 2022
Using "Semantic" HTML is an important part of designing web pages.

The Impacts of CSS on Accessibility

April 4, 2022
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to change the presentation of HTML content. Inherently, CSS is not designed to change the semantic meaning of content, but to control its appearance.
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QA for A11Y

March 22, 2022
Conducting quality assurance testing on accessibility issues is often a stumbling block for teams after receiving the results of an accessibility audit.
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What is “Accessible Enough”?

February 18, 2022
This question often comes up when you (a product manager, project manager, or service owner) are in charge of a website/application or product with accessibility issues.

5 Reasons Stanford Sites is the Perfect Solution for Your Website

Sara Worrell-Berg
October 29, 2021
We get it. You need your Stanford website up and running like, yesterday. 

Drupal 7 Support Ends November 2023

Sara Worrell-Berg
October 27, 2021
Stanford Web Services continues to move full steam ahead to meet our goal of modernizing Stanford’s central web content management systems, including those websites built with the Stanford Sites Dr
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External Partners Can Join You in Connect — Without Purchasing a Paid Slack Plan

October 15, 2021
Stanford's plan now covers the cost of Slack Connect, so it's free for external partners to join your Connect channels.

Slack Adds New Video Messaging Option

August 4, 2021
A new feature lets you shoot and instantly share video, voice, and screen recordings — giving you another way to collaborate asynchronously in Slack.