About the TMCC Website
The TMCC Web presence was established in 1998. Since its inception, there have been five iterations of change, design or re-alignment periods. The current website is a product of a year's worth (or slightly more) of research. Collaboration partners include the public information office (PIO), the Web advisory committee, application services, college Web content providers and you—the visitors. The Web services team in conjunction with the aforementioned contributors will continue to refine the site, expanding content and making revisions based on visitor feedback, research and analysis and best practices in the area of Web development.
Guidelines and Accessibility
The college website has been designed to adhere to the guidelines provided by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). Truckee Meadows Community College is committed to providing an accessible Web presence that gives members of the public and members of the college community full access to college information, courses and activities offered publicly through the Web. All pages validate as either XHTML 1.0 Transitional or Strict. Web pages use Cascading Style Sheets (2.1 specification). These pages meet the checkpoints of the Web Accessibility Initiative's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Information in Alternative Formats
The majority of video and podcasts published on the college Web servers are currently provided in both Windows Media Video (WMV) and Moving Picture Experts Group (MP4/M4V) formats.
A description of every image is provided in the
ALT attribute or on the page.
Some information on the college's website is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires the free Adobe® Reader® to view. Information delivered in PDF is typically followed by this icon adjacent to the hyperlink linking text to a PDF file in reference.
As visitors browse through the college's Web presence, a consistent "look-and-feel" and navigation system should be evident. The only time this experience is slightly altered is in the case of custom designed websites outside of the main template model which, therein, will embrace their own "look-and-feel" and uniform navigation system.
See Also: Web-friendly Addresses (URI's)
TMCC's website is optimized for 1024x768 (or higher) screen resolution.
The college uses the Associated Press Stylebook as the style guide and standard for all online (Web) publications.
See Also: Style and Usage Guide
TMCC's website has been recognized by the Web Standards Project (WaSP), National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW), National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and twice by the Center for Digital Education for achieving excellence in Web page design, usability and accessibility.
External/3rd-Party Links Disclaimer
Any links to external websites and/or non-TMCC information provided on college pages or returned from college Web search engines are provided as a courtesy. They should not be considered as an endorsement by TMCC of the content or views of the linked materials. TMCC is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities, or content of such independent sites. The materials on such independent sites are the opinion of the specified author(s) and are not statements of advice, opinion, support or information of TMCC.