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ACollab Work Groups 1.1 Content accessible?

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 15:58:21 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1176.129.174.36.179.1087243101.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <info@atutor.ca>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

This sounds like a wonderful project.

However, I have a question and this project, as outlined here, is a good
example of my problem.  How do you keep content that is added to a website
accessible when the content authors are not web designers?  I have tried
playing with Macromedia's Contribute, but it still is not very
accessibility friendly when creating content.  Any ideas?

-Steve

>
>
> June 14, 2004
>
> ACollab Work Groups 1.1 Released
>
>
> ACollab is a fully accessible, open source, multi-group, Web-based
> collaborative work environment.
>
> ACollab is available as a work groups *addon for ATutor 1.4* , and as a
> standalone collaborative work environment that will run on its own.
> ACollab is ideal for groups working at a distance developing
> documentation, collaborating on research, or writing joint papers, and
> ideal for online educators who wish to add group learning activities to
> their ATutor courses.
>
>
> * *ACollab 1.1 Features* *
>
> *Document Drafting Room*: Group members can work within a Web-based
> document versioning system, collaborating on document development and
> publication. Documents developed in the Drafting Room can be transferred
> to the Shared Documents Library once finalized.
>
> *Shared Documents Library*: Group members can submit documents to the
> library, from which other group members, or public members, can retrieve
> those documents for viewing or downloading.
>
> *Events Calendar*:  Events can be posted to the calendar by all group
> members, to announce activities, meetings, due dates, or other group
> related happenings.
>
> *News & Announcements*: Group administrators, or system administrators,
> can post news to be presented to members when they first login to a
> group.
>
> *Group Membership Index*: Group members can view other group members'
> profiles and contact information.
>
> *Mail Inbox*: Members can communicate with each other privately.
>
> *AChat-PHP*: Accessible synchronous communication is possible between
> group members, ideal for online meetings or group socializing.
>
> *AForum*: AForum is an enhanced version for the ATutor forums. Members
> post message for others to retrieve later. Forums can be set to read
> only, reply only, as open discussions, or can be hidden from view.
>
> *Multi-Lingual Interface*: Language can be modified by system
> administrators, or new language packs can be created using the ATutor.ca
> translation tools.
>
> *Accessibility Compliance*: Group member, group administrator, and
> system administrator tools are all compliant with international
> accessibility standards (WCAG 1.0, Section 508 US) so people with
> disabilities can participate fully in collaborative and administrative
> activities.
>
> *Group Leaders*: Create chat transcripts, define folders for sorting
> documents, assign group membership roles, create and manage forums,
> create mailing lists, post news and announcements, and manage group
> members.
>
> *System Administrator*: Create and manage groups, manage the system
> languages, and manage all users on a system.
>
>
> * *ACollab Translation* *:
> ATutor is currently available in English, with French, Italian, and
> Spanish nearing completion. The ACollab translation site is setup to
> accept translations for many other languages. For those who have been
> involved in translating ATutor, their current translator account will
> grant them access to the ACollab translation tools. For others who wish
> to translate ACollab, or join a group currently translating, register on
> the ATutor.ca Web site, login, then request a translator account through
> MyATutor.
>
> ACollab Translation
> http://www.atutor.ca/acollab/docs/howto.php
>
> MyATutor
> http://www.atutor.ca/my/
>
>
>
> * * More About ACollab* *
>
> For more about ACollab visit the ATutor.ca Web site at the links listed
> below:
>
> ACollab Info:
> http://www.atutor.ca/acollab/index.php
>
> ACollab HowTo:
> http://www.atutor.ca/acollab/docs/howto.php
>
> ACollab Demos
> http://www.atutor.ca/acollab/demo.php
>
> ACollab Download
> http://www.atutor.ca/acollab/download.php
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