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Re: Plone CMS improvement ideas: please support accessibility

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:20:52 +0200
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Hi Denis, all,

At 16:24 6/07/2009, Denis Boudreau wrote:
>Good morning Christophe, all,
>
>My team would be very interested in taking up that responsability.

That's great!
We now have several people who are interested in 
contributing (with different levels of time commitment).
I don't know yet how this collaboration will work 
in practice but we should be able to find that out in the next few weeks.
I have asked some practical questions in the comments at
<http://plone.uservoice.com/pages/20503-plone-improvement-ideas/suggestions/230240-improve-accessibility-and-add-an-high-contrast-css>. 
(If the previous URL breaks, you can use this 
one: <http://tinyurl.com/lgujbd>.)

Best regards,

Christophe

P.S. Accessibility is now second ranked in the list of improvement ideas!



>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? :)
>
>
>--
>Denis Boudreau,
>Directeur général
>
>Coopérative AccessibilitéWeb
>1751 rue Richardson, bureau 6.111
>Montréal (Qc), Canada  H3K 1G6
>
>Téléphone : +1 514.312.3378
>Sans frais : +1 877.315.5550
>Télécopieur : +1 514.667.2216
><mailto:dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com
>http://www.accessibiliteweb.com/
>
>
>
>
>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>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>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/>http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2009/wai-aria-landmark-roles-in-cms-themes/>.


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