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Re: Recommendations - Content Management System

From: Julian Voelcker <asp@tvw.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 11:29:22 GMT
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <VA.00000b48.009859f0@tvw.net>

Hi,

> Could anyone recommend a good user-friendly, Content Management System which
> produces accessible code?

When we last looked, there wasn't one so we ended up writing our own.

At the end of the day if you give the end users the freedom to add their own 
content to a site it is impossible to guarantee that the content is 100% 
accessible.

We are prepared to guarantee that the framework and design is accessible and 
that users are forced to comply by forcing them to add alt text to images and 
titles to tables and links, etc.

We also restrict the options in the editor so that they cannot change colours, 
however some insist on an html view in the editor so there is scope for them 
to mess it up.

We have also looked into adding a Bobby style checker into the admin system to 
check all pages before they are saved, however it is expensive and still can't 
test every issue.

At the moment we have only used the CMS for our own clients, but are currently 
working on a new version that will be easier to distribute and configure.

If you want to know more, drop me a line off list.

Cheers,

Julian Voelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2003 06:29:43 GMT

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