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Re: Accessible content management system

From: Terry Dean <Terry.Dean@chariot.net.au>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 15:41:59 +0930
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Hi Ian,

A website built with nested tables is usable too but I thought this 
discussion was about accessible CMS's?

What CMS would you suggest conforms to the W3C's "Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines? And at what level of conformance?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Sharpe" <isforums@manx.net>
To: "'Terry Dean'" <Terry.Dean@chariot.net.au>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 9:20 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible content management system

> Hi Terry
> Thanks for your feedback. However, while I understand your skeptisism, I
> take a slightly more pragmatic view regarding accessibility as perhaps can
> be seen in other posts.
> I totally understand and support the use of validators to give us an idea 
> of
> whether a site is likely to be particularly accessible or not and can be
> very helpful to provide feedback to site authors, it does not follow that
> any site that  does not validate or produces a mass of potential issues is
> not usable.
> Indeed, the very fact that there are blind people successfully
> administrating Drupal sites to me at least suggests that with the
> appropriate knowledge and experience, it is usable.
> I would also add that I am very aware that accessibility is not just about
> blind people which I know can be a sensitive subject but hope that people
> understand I merely use this as an example, and primarily because as 
> someone
> with a visual impairment, it is the one with which I personally am most
> familiar. Just because a site may be usable by a blind person with a 
> screen
> reader does not mean it is usable by people from other disability groups 
> or
> minorities.
> Cheers
> Ian
Received on Friday, 5 August 2011 06:12:40 UTC

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