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RE: Accessible content management system

From: Litchfield Sharon <Sharon.Litchfield@smartservice.qld.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:28:08 +1000
Message-ID: <75D3B30C8108B04283882F970B01BE40141DECE2@BNE03MSG02.smartservice.qld.gov.au>
To: "Ian Sharpe" <isforums@manx.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Try Squiz CMS (http://www.squiz.net/), this is being used by a few Queensland Government agency websites, and I am fairly sure the output is accessible as this is a requirement for us too.
If you look at the features(http://www.squiz.com.au/products/squiz-matrix/features-checklist) it mentions this, but you may need to contact them for more details.

It's also open source.


Sharon Litchfield
A/ Senior Online Analyst
Online Services Unit
smartservice QUEENSLAND
Phone: 07 3008 8271
Extension: 38271
Fax: 07 3006 2404
Email: sharon.litchfield@smartservice.qld.gov.au  
Internet: www.qld.gov.au, www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ian Sharpe
Sent: Monday, 1 August 2011 11:23 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Accessible content management system

Does anyone have any suggestions on an accessible CMS please?

I've spent some time researching this, particularly open source CMSs, but
can't seem to find a definitive solution.

I've seen a review of some of the leading CMS systems from an accessibility
perspective  that was dated 2006 but nothing since then. 

There are 2 sides to this question, firstly how accessible the platform is
to set up and manage (user permissions, available modules, page creation and
maintenance and module or widget maintenance etc), and how accessible is the
output to people using the site. 

>From what I've seen, most of the leading open source CMSs (Drupal, Joomla,
WordPress, DotNetNuke) seem to provide a mechanism for "skinning" a site and
I have come across some "themes" that say they are accessible, although
haven't found any examples to verify these claims. But these typically only
affect the generated site, rather than the site administration interface.

Obviously how accessible a module or widget might be is likely to depend on
how much consideration the developers of the module or widget gave to
accessibility, but I would be very interested if anyone has any experience
or recommendations for an accessible CMS or CMS/Skin/Theme combination.





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