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Re: Plone CMS improvement ideas: please support accessibility

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:13:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4A51C03B.4000304@ncbi.ie>
To: christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> 
> At 18:25 2/07/2009, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Plone CMS has a voting page for improvement ideas at
>> <http://plone.uservoice.com/pages/20503-plone-improvement-ideas>.
> 
> Accessibility has moved up quite a bit in the ranking :-)
> But it appears that Plone is looking for a new volunteer to own the
> accessibility parts of Plone.
> Alexander Limi (one of the developers who started Plone in 1999)
> explains that this would mean:
> 
> <quote>
> 
> - Testing for accessibility problems in (preferrably before it is
> released :) for every release
> 
> - Filing bugs when you find a particular accessibility problem,
> preferrably with code examples on how to change the markup, so even
> people that don't know much about accessibility can fix it
> 
> - Organize real-world sessions where Plone is tested with screen
> readers, so people can point out the issues when they find them. (This
> is aspirational, but would be very effective, I think)
> 
> You don't really need to be a programmer, but basic knowledge on HTML
> and CSS is of course useful to write good bug reports.
> 
> </quote>
> 
> 
> Any takers?

I would love to help Christophe, but I would need to grow some extra
arms and maybe another head. However, I would /maybe/ be able to
contribute to the work if you (and others) were up for collaboration. In
truth, when it comes to CMS work, I am concentrating my attentions on
Joomla! and Drupal (when I have the time).

Cheers

Josh

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