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Re: Recommended FOSS CMS for accessability?

From: <hpan@net360.gr>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:02:45 +0000
Message-ID: <20151012210245.Horde.6oEMBrk6OxVU6tp5LHL_XQ1@s40.name-servers.gr>
To: Tord Dellsén <tord.dellsen@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, mim-webbutveckling@googlegroups.com, Luz Solano <luz.solano@mimgruppen.se>, Inessa Kulina <julija.ku@hotmail.com>
Hi,

I am referring to structural structures like html that would require  
to become compatible with WCAG 2.0 AA, mostly, when you will be  
designing your own theme (I presume, otherwise you'll have to find a  
compatible one on theme marketplaces that has accessibility options).  
Your page structure is fine, in fact it's great (try and use Parent  
Pages a lot if you go with wordpress, I don't know how it's done in  
Drupal).

Since you know PHP, it's easy to work on a theme. One plugin that has  
come to my attention is  
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accessibility/ (WP Accessibility). I  
haven't tried yet, since I am a web developer and I can manipulate my  
html to fit to the guidelines. Try and look the wordpress repository  
for more suitable options as well.

KR
Panagiotis


Quoting Tord Dellsén <tord.dellsen@gmail.com>:

> Hi and thank you so much for your answer, this will help us a lot
>
> I do have a bit of experience with PHP, but we are sort of hoping that we
> won't have to do any serious programming. Partly because of the time it
> will take and partly because of long-term maintainability (i am now an
> intern there and it's not clear how long i will stay with the org). We're
> hoping to find plugins for all the accessability functionality we may need
>
> When you talk about structures and creating custom structures i'm not sure
> what you mean, can you explain this? We are working on the page structure
> right now actually which you can see here:
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YFLvEhbTAqa2tVa0NnQnJXMi1sMHEtTWlUbzJSWFI1QkdZ/view
> (In Swedish but it gives a hint of our thinking at the moment)
>
> Using Wordpress would be easiest for us since the web hosting hotel
> supports that, so i'm glad to hear that this is one good option
>
> Kind Regards,
> Tord
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 3:15 PM, <hpan@net360.gr> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>>
>> If you want simplicity and are familiar with HTML/CSS/PHP choose
>> wordpress, since it can give you more leverage to creating custom
>> structures that accessibility requires.
>>
>> For multilingual support including RTL choose polylang (it’s not the best
>> solution but it’s the best free/open source solution).
>>
>> For accessibility you would have to implement your own strategy which
>> would be compatible to the WCAG standards . There are some plugins, but I
>> prefer to get my hands dirty for those situations.
>>
>>
>>
>> If you are depending on Drupal, I think you should postpone your plans
>> until January, since in November the new Drupal (v8) would come out which
>> is remarkably changed from the last versions. Drupal is a good choice for
>> mostly large and organized sites (I am not excluding wordpress for those
>> too) but there are more experienced people in Drupal who can help you with
>> scaling your website.
>>
>>
>>
>> It all comes down to what complex structures you have planned on the
>> website.
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Panagiotis
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Tord Dellsén [mailto:tord.dellsen@gmail.com]
>> *Sent:* Δευτέρα, 12 Οκτωβρίου 2015 3:59 μμ
>> *To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>> *Cc:* mim-webbutveckling@googlegroups.com; Luz Solano; Inessa Kulina
>> *Subject:* Recommended FOSS CMS for accessability?
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi all, this is my first message on this list
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm helping a non-profit organization with their website, and the
>> organization works with people with various disabilities and different
>> languages than that of the country where the org. is based (Sweden)
>>
>>
>>
>> We are now looking for a FOSS CMS to use for creating the new website and
>> i'd like to ask you all if you have any recommendations for what we can use?
>>
>>
>>
>> So far i've been thinking of are these options: Wordpress, Drupal 8, Joomla
>>
>>
>>
>> Also, when searching through the email archives here i found Contao
>>
>>
>>
>> What do you think of these options? Are there others you can recommend?
>>
>>
>>
>> Again here's what we are looking for:
>>
>> * Accessibility
>>
>> * Support for multiple languages (including RTL)
>>
>> * Free open source software
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Tord
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Beyond our ideas of right and wrong doing there is a field, I'll meet you
>> there
>> -- Rumi
>>
>> Public PGP key:
>> https://keyserver.pgp.com/vkd/SubmitSearch.event?SearchCriteria=tord.dellsen@gmail.com
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Beyond our ideas of right and wrong doing there is a field, I'll meet you
> there
> -- Rumi
>
> Public PGP key:
> https://keyserver.pgp.com/vkd/SubmitSearch.event?SearchCriteria=tord.dellsen@gmail.com
> <http://ihavearrived.org/>
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