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Re: Accessible content management system

From: Terry Dean <Terry.Dean@chariot.net.au>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 05:44:05 +0930
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Hi Ian,

If you do find one that conforms to the W3C Web Accessibility guidelines 
please let me know. Its one thing to claim that a CMS is compliant and 
another to actually be accessible.

You only need to run a few accessibility tools over these CMSs to find that 
they are generally full of problems.

I dont claim to have the answers and I do not build these systems but I can 
understand how difficult they must be to make compliant. I remember trying 
to modify DotNetNuke in 2000 in order to validate it to XHTML Strict 1.0 and 
gave up in the end.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Sharpe" <isforums@manx.net>
To: "'Terry Dean'" <Terry.Dean@chariot.net.au>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:32 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible content management system

> Hi Terry
> While I understand where you're coming from and based on the feedback I've
> received so far, would accept your belief that at this time, such a 
> solution
> does not exist, I would challenge your statement that this is not a 
> serious
> question.
> Much of the web these days is generated through CMSs and this is only 
> going
> to increase over time. One of the founding principals of the web for me at
> least is giving everyone the opportunity to have their say and hear what
> everyone else is saying. It follows that if members of the disabled or 
> less
> technically competant communities are unable to voice their opinions and
> thoughts as easily as those without any barriers to access and author
> content (particularly when it's in relation to accessing and authoring
> content), this voice will become quieter when it should be getting louder.
> Ensuring that there is at least one accessible and feature rich CMS would
> therefore seem vital in terms of the web's accessibility to me.
> It is therefore a very serious question and while there doesn't appear to
> currently be a single solution, I hope that you are at least encouraged,
> even if only a little, by the comments others have made.
> Cheers
> ian
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