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Re: Making Forums Accessible

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:02:32 +0100
Message-ID: <48C0E798.4070000@ncbi.ie>
To: christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Yasmin,

Thank you Christophe for kindly mentioning my book. Joomla is a really 
good CMS that has many features to recommend it but I don't know if its 
suitable to use for developing a forum, if this is your main requirement.

You may be better off using a dedicated forum application - and I would 
highly recommend PunBB [1]

PunBB is already accessible out of the box in terms of the forums UI and 
also the ability for a screen reader user to administrate the site via 
the backend. So a big thumbs up for it all round.

You could build your site using Joomla and link to the PunBB forum from 
it, styling either appropriately. You may also want to look at PhpBB. [2]

> I am also having trouble in preventing unregistered users from creating blog entries. 

This is a real problem for anyone running a forum and unfortunately 
there is no silver bullet AFAIK.

I hope this helps and good luck with your project.



[1] http://punbb.informer.com/
[2] http://www.phpbb.com/


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