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Re: Plone CMS improvement ideas: please support accessibility

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:24:52 -0400
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <55BDCE72-BCC9-4C81-AAC6-889314DFF360@accessibiliteweb.com>
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Good morning Christophe, all,

My team would be very interested in taking up that responsability.

We are a team of 8 accessibility experts from Quebec, Canada using  
Plone on some of the projects we develop for our clients. We have been  
thinking of doing this for a while to improve accessibility in Plone.  
We could do it for the community instead of doing it only for ourselves.

It would be a great opportunity to give back, as Plone has given us  
tremedously in the past few years.

Where do we sign up? :)


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On 6-Jul-09, at 4:42 AM, 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?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Christophe
>
>
>
>> Accessibility is at rank 13, far behind, for example, SVG support  
>> and calendar improvements.
>>
>> Some extra "encouragement" to improve accessibility looks like a  
>> good idea. There are only 9 votes left!
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Christophe Strobbe
>>
>>
>> P.S. Ticket 9298 at <https://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/9298>  
>> requests implementation of WAI-ARIA landmarks. (You need a login to  
>> see the ticket.) The suggestion came from Peter Krantz:
>> <http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2009/wai-aria-landmark-roles-in-cms-themes/ 
>> >.
>
>
>
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