Email and Web

Accessibility  I  Email  I  Internet  I  Providing a URL in a sentence  I  Website

Web Accessibility

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental values at UMBC, and we are committed to providing equal access to individuals of all levels of ability in each of our programs, activities, and services. Making sure our university websites, emails, images, video, and writing are accessible to all who want to use them is just as important as any other aspects of planning these communications and marketing projects may involve.

If you are working on a web-based project for UMBC, please do all you can to ensure that accessibility is being considered. Learn more here.


The word email should be written without spaces or hyphens, and should be lowercase.


When referring to the internet, it should not be capitalized.

Providing a URL in a sentence, contact info, etc

Web URLs should be treated as standard text, without adding an “http” prefix or surrounding the address with <> symbols. If the “www” is not necessary to the URL in actual use, it should be left off the URL when referenced. A period should follow the URL if it is at the end of a sentence.

  • Visit our website at
  • Visit our website at


The word website should be written as one word with no spaces or hyphens. It should not be capitalized.