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Re: Plone CMS improvement ideas: please support accessibility

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 20:55:35 -0400
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Christophe Bélanger <cbelanger@accessibiliteweb.com>
Message-id: <399B9568-969A-415A-80BC-67249436B76A@accessibiliteweb.com>
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Hey Christophe,

That's great, ty...

I'm forwarding this to the guy who will be in charge of our  
contribution, so he can start looking into this. His name is  
Christophe as well so you two might get along. ;p

If you need anything, just let me know.

Best regards,

--
Denis Boudreau,
Directeur général

Coopérative AccessibilitéWeb
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On 7-Jul-09, at 2:20 PM, Christophe Strobbe wrote:

> 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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